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Summary

  • The profile of council staff does not match that of the local population (ONS census 2021), however 37% of staff come from outside of Portsmouth
  • The council are under-representing males compared to the profile of Portsmouth’s residents (-14%)
  • People aged 16-24 and over 65 are under-represented in council staff, although the over 65’s are less likely to be in employment
  • The council’s workforce is under-representing ethnic minority groups by 8 percentage points

Gender/ sex

Base: (Dec 2022) Portsmouth City Council: 3,797 | Census 2021: 170,821

This chart shows a comparison between Portsmouth City Council employees’ sex in 2022 and the 2021 census data:
In the 2021 census, 49% of the population were male. 35% of Portsmouth City Council employees are male
In the 2021 census, 51% of the population were female. 65% of Portsmouth City Council employees are female

Age

Base: (Dec 2022) Portsmouth City Council: 3,797 | Census 2021: 170,818

This chart shows a comparison between Portsmouth City Council employees’ age in 2022 and the 2021 census data:
In the 2021 census, 19% of the population were aged 16-24. 4% of Portsmouth City Council employees are aged 16-24
In the 2021 census, 18% of the population were aged 25-34. 16% of Portsmouth City Council employees are aged 25-34
In the 2021 census, 16% of the population were aged 35-44. 21% of Portsmouth City Council employees are aged 35-44
In the 2021 census, 15% of the population were aged 45-54. 25% of Portsmouth City Council employees are aged 45-54
In the 2021 census, 14% of the population were aged 55-64. 27% of Portsmouth City Council employees are aged 55-64
In the 2021 census, 18% of the population were aged 65-74. 5% of Portsmouth City Council employees are aged 65-74

Ethnic group

Base: (Dec 2022) Portsmouth City Council: 3,116 | Census 2021: 170,821

This chart shows a comparison between Portsmouth City Council employees’ ethnicity in 2022 and the 2021 census data:
In the 2021 census, 87% of the population were White. 94% of Portsmouth City Council employees are White
In the 2021 census, 14% of the population were from an ethnic minority group. 6% of Portsmouth City Council employees are from an ethnic minority group