Our workforce profile

Last Updated: 14 October 2021

We monitor the profile of people that work here because:

  • we are committed to supporting a diverse workforce
  • we hold, voluntarily given, information about employees that helps to make sure we give all our employees the help and support they might need to do their work

Profile of our workforce as of 1 April 2020

Analysis of the workforce has been made by gender, age, disability, ethnic origin and pay grade. Further breakdown by directorate and services within directorates has been carried out and is used for service planning.

Headcount 1 April 2020: 382 (2017 figures based on a headcount of 422)

Age profile of our workforce in 2017 and 2020.
Age 2017 headcount 2017 workforce percentage 2020 headcount 2020 workforce percentage
Under 40 years old 111 26% 115 30%
40 to 49 years old 105 25% 76 20%
50 to 55 years old 97 23% 75 20%
56 to 64 years old 94 22% 100 26%
Over 65 years old 15 4% 16 4%

50% of our workforce is under 50 years of age (51% in 2017). 50% of our workforce is over 50 years of age (49% in 2017).

Ethnicity profile of our workforce in 2017 and 2020.
Ethnicity Percentage of staff in 2017 Percentage within South Lakeland 2017 Variance in 2017 Percentage of staff in 2020 Percentage within South Lakeland 2020 Variance in 2020
White British 96.70% 95.60% 1.1% higher at SLDC 94.20% 95.00% 0.8% lower at SLDC
White other 1.90% 2.80% 0.9% lower at SLDC 3.66% 3.00% 0.66% higher at SLDC
Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic 1.40% 1.70% 0.3% lower at SLDC 1.30% 1.60% 0.3% lower at SLDC
Declared disability status of our workforce in 2017 and 2020.
Disabled (declared) Percentage of staff in 2017 Percentage within South Lakeland 2017 Variance in 2017 Percentage of staff in 2020 Percentage within South Lakeland 2020 Variance in 2020
Disabled 3.30% 18.80% 15.5% lower at SLDC 2.35% 8.00% 5.65% lower at SLDC
No disability 96.70% 81.20% 15.5% higher at SLDC 97.65% 92.00% 5.65% higher at SLDC
Gender profile of our workforce in 2017 and 2020.
Gender Percentage of staff in 2017 Percentage within South Lakeland 2017 Variance in 2017 Percentage of staff in 2020 Percentage within South Lakeland 2020 Variance in 2020
Male 57.00% 51.30% 5.7% higher at SLDC 60.47% 49.10% 11.37% higher at SLDC
Female 43.00% 48.70% 5.7% lower at SLDC 39.53% 50.90% 11.37% lower at SLDC
Breakdown of pay grade, showing the gender make up of each pay grade in 2020.
Grade Female % Male %
Chief Executive 0 0.26
Directors Grade 0 0.52
C 1.83 2.88
D 2.88 19.11
E 10.47 3.40
F 2.36 13.09
G 8.64 7.59
H 5.24 2.36
I 1.05 1.31
J 3.14 5.50
K 2.62 1.83
L 0.26 0.79
M 0 0.26
N 0.79 0.79
O 0.26 0.52

Source: Acorn Consumer Classification 2017

Source: Census 2001 Rural Urban Classification

Source: ONS 2019 Mid-year population estimates

Source: Census 2011

South Lakeland District Council Workforce profile 2016, 2017 and 2020