Police workforce diversity in Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Details of how the ethnicity and gender of police officers, police staff, police community support officers (PCSOs) and special constables in Avon and Somerset Constabulary compares with that of the population of the force area they serve.

Population data (based on the whole population) from the 2011 census and ONS mid year population estimates, 2016.

Police workforce diversity data from Police Workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2017.

Police workforce data is based on self-declared ethnicity data. Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) data charts exclude those who did not state their ethnicity.

The number of officers and staff are presented on a full time equivalent basis (e.g. someone working 1 day per week is counted as 0.2), rounded to the nearest whole number. Figures for special constables are shown on a headcount basis, as they do not have contracted working hours.

Percentages for police officers, police staff and PCSOs are calculated using unrounded FTE numbers, to ensure consistency with those published in “Police Workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2017”. Unrounded numbers of FTE workers can also be found in that publication.

Police officer ethnicity in Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Percentage breakdowns for each ethnicity exclude cases where the officer did not state their ethnicity. The number of ‘not stated’ cases are included in the data tables.

Ethnicity Police officers Proportion of police officers Proportion of force area population Force area population
Asian or Asian British 8 0.3% 2.1% 33,005
Black or Black British 8 0.3% 1.9% 30,923
Chinese or other ethnic group 7 0.3% 1.0% 15,380
Mixed 44 1.8% 1.8% 28,277
Not stated 270 - --
White 2,331 97.2% 93.3% 1,491,970

Proportion of police officers from BME groups across police forces in England and Wales

Police force BME police officers Proportion of BME police officers Proportion of force area BME population Force area BME population
Avon and Somerset Constabulary 66 2.8% 6.7% 107,585
Bedfordshire Police 97 8.8% 22.5% 138,414
British Transport Police 259 10.0% 14.0% 7,866,517
Cambridgeshire Constabulary 37 2.8% 9.7% 78,310
Cheshire Constabulary 27 1.4% 3.1% 31,711
City of London Police 40 5.8% 21.4% 1,576
Cleveland Police 22 1.8% 5.5% 30,771
Cumbria Constabulary 11 1.0% 1.5% 7,601
Derbyshire Constabulary 61 3.6% 6.7% 68,593
Devon & Cornwall Police 35 1.5% 2.5% 40,912
Dorset Police 18 1.4% 4.0% 29,404
Durham Constabulary 20 1.8% 2.2% 13,442
Dyfed-Powys Police 9 0.9% 2.0% 10,400
Essex Police 60 2.1% 6.8% 116,642
Gloucestershire Constabulary 25 2.4% 4.6% 27,337
Greater Manchester Police 377 6.0% 16.2% 434,405
Gwent Police 25 2.2% 3.9% 22,377
Hampshire Constabulary 82 3.0% 6.7% 126,613
Hertfordshire Constabulary 82 4.2% 12.4% 138,567
Humberside Police 22 1.4% 3.5% 32,368
Kent Police 98 3.0% 6.9% 119,984
Lancashire Constabulary 113 4.2% 9.6% 140,858
Leicestershire Police 138 7.8% 21.6% 219,993
Lincolnshire Police 22 2.1% 2.4% 17,169
Merseyside Police 118 3.4% 5.5% 75,886
Metropolitan Police Service 4,215 13.4% 40.2% 3,284,930
Norfolk Constabulary 26 1.8% 3.5% 29,870
North Wales Police 14 1.0% 2.5% 17,233
North Yorkshire Police 17 1.2% 3.4% 27,221
Northamptonshire Police 42 3.7% 8.5% 59,130
Northumbria Police 56 1.7% 5.4% 77,106
Nottinghamshire Police 83 4.6% 11.2% 121,981
South Wales Police 62 2.2% 6.6% 85,193
South Yorkshire Police 88 3.6% 9.4% 125,948
Staffordshire Police 33 2.0% 5.9% 65,170
Suffolk Constabulary 29 2.7% 4.8% 34,968
Surrey Police 70 4.2% 9.6% 108,708
Sussex Police 48 1.9% 6.3% 101,499
Thames Valley Police 200 4.9% 15.4% 350,126
Warwickshire Police 42 5.2% 7.3% 39,786
West Mercia Police 52 2.5% 3.8% 45,900
West Midlands Police 619 9.3% 29.9% 817,322
West Yorkshire Police 254 5.4% 18.2% 406,240
Wiltshire Police 15 1.5% 5.5% 37,268

Proportion of officers from BME groups, by rank in Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Category BME BME proportion White White proportion Not stated
Force area population 107,585 6.7% 1,491,970 93.3% -
Constable 58 3.1% 1,813 96.9% 204
Sergeant 7 2.1% 333 97.9% 48
Inspector 1 0.8% 122 99.2% 14
Chief Inspector and above 0 0.0% 63 100.0% 3

Gender representation by rank in Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Category Male Male proportion Female Female proportion
Force area population 829,303 49.3% 851,412 50.7%
Constable 1,427 68.8% 649 31.2%
Sergeant 317 81.6% 71 18.4%
Inspector 105 76.6% 32 23.4%
Chief Inspector and above 48 72.7% 18 27.3%

Proportion of workforce from BME groups, by worker type in Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Category BME BME proportion White White proportion Not stated
Force area population 107,585 6.7% 1,491,970 93.3% -
Police officers 66 2.8% 2,331 97.2% 270
PCSOs 17 6.0% 263 94.0% 36
Staff 43 2.3% 1,798 97.7% 157
Special constables 11 3.9% 273 96.1% 59

Proportion of workforce by gender, by worker type in Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Category Male Male proportion Female Female proportion
Force area population 829,303 49.3% 851,412 50.7%
Police officers 1,897 71.1% 770 28.9%
PCSOs 148 46.8% 168 53.2%
Staff 825 41.3% 1,173 58.7%
Special constables 247 72.0% 96 28.0%

The British Transport Police are responsible for policing railways in the Avon and Somerset Constabulary area. View police workforce diversity data for British Transport Police.

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