Statistics at GLS
Diversity profile of the GLS
As of December 2016, GLS diversity monitoring data indicates that:
62% of the total GLS population are women
at Senior Civil Service level, 47% are women
at the most senior levels 51% are women.
The most recent comparable figures from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) indicate that 47% of solicitors with practising certificates are female. Figures available from the Bar Standards Board (BSB) indicate that 36% of barristers with practising certificates are female.
Of those who responded to the GLS diversity monitoring questionnaire:
19% of the total GLS population declared that they were from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background
at Senior Civil Service level, 10% declared that they were from a BAME background.
Comparable figures for BAME representation in the legal profession published by the BSB and the SRA indicate that, excluding those whose ethnicity was unknown, solicitors from BAME groups accounted for 18% of all solicitors with practising certificates and BAME barristers comprised 13% of the practising profession.
The proportion of staff who declared a disability in response to the GLS diversity monitoring questionnaire (as a % of those who responded) stands at:
- 4% of the total GLS population