Police workforce diversity in British Transport Police

Details of how the ethnicity and gender of police officers, police staff, police community support officers (PCSOs) and special constables in British Transport Police 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, 2018.

Police workforce diversity data from Police Workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2019.

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 2019”. Unrounded numbers of FTE workers can also be found in that publication.

Police officer ethnicity in British Transport Police

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 119 4.3% 6.8% 3,820,390
Black or Black British 72 2.6% 3.3% 1,864,890
Chinese or other ethnic group 14 0.5% 1.7% 956,837
Mixed 74 2.7% 2.2% 1,224,400
Not stated 85 - --
White 2,479 89.9% 86.0% 48,209,395

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 79 3.2% 6.7% 107,585
Bedfordshire Police 116 10.0% 22.5% 138,414
British Transport Police 279 10.1% 14.0% 7,866,517
Cambridgeshire Constabulary 60 4.2% 9.7% 78,310
Cheshire Constabulary 33 1.7% 3.1% 31,711
City of London Police 48 6.6% 21.4% 1,576
Cleveland Police 20 1.7% 5.5% 30,771
Cumbria Constabulary 12 1.1% 1.5% 7,601
Derbyshire Constabulary 60 3.4% 6.7% 68,593
Devon & Cornwall Police 38 1.6% 2.5% 40,912
Dorset Police 20 1.7% 4.0% 29,404
Durham Constabulary 18 1.6% 2.2% 13,442
Dyfed-Powys Police 10 1.1% 2.0% 10,400
Essex Police 79 2.6% 6.8% 116,642
Gloucestershire Constabulary 26 2.5% 4.6% 27,337
Greater Manchester Police 466 7.3% 16.2% 434,405
Gwent Police 29 2.3% 3.9% 22,377
Hampshire Constabulary 81 3.1% 6.7% 126,613
Hertfordshire Constabulary 90 4.5% 12.4% 138,567
Humberside Police 33 1.7% 3.5% 32,368
Kent Police 122 3.5% 6.9% 119,984
Lancashire Constabulary 137 5.0% 9.6% 140,858
Leicestershire Police 139 7.8% 21.6% 219,993
Lincolnshire Police 23 2.1% 2.4% 17,169
Merseyside Police 121 3.6% 5.5% 75,886
Metropolitan Police Service 4,482 15.0% 40.2% 3,284,930
Norfolk Constabulary 34 2.1% 3.5% 29,870
North Wales Police 14 0.9% 2.5% 17,233
North Yorkshire Police 24 1.8% 3.4% 27,221
Northamptonshire Police 44 3.9% 8.5% 59,130
Northumbria Police 55 1.8% 5.4% 77,106
Nottinghamshire Police 103 5.4% 11.2% 121,981
South Wales Police 76 2.6% 6.6% 85,193
South Yorkshire Police 88 3.7% 9.4% 125,948
Staffordshire Police 43 2.8% 5.9% 65,170
Suffolk Constabulary 37 3.2% 4.8% 34,968
Surrey Police 84 4.7% 9.6% 108,708
Sussex Police 64 2.6% 6.3% 101,499
Thames Valley Police 214 5.2% 15.4% 350,126
Warwickshire Police 36 4.5% 7.3% 39,786
West Mercia Police 48 2.4% 3.8% 45,900
West Midlands Police 706 11.0% 29.9% 817,322
West Yorkshire Police 300 5.9% 18.2% 406,240
Wiltshire Police 20 2.0% 5.5% 37,268

Proportion of officers from BME groups, by rank in British Transport Police

Category BME BME proportion White White proportion Not stated
Force area population 7,866,517 14.0% 48,209,395 86.0% -
Constable 217 10.3% 1,893 89.7% 59
Sergeant 42 10.2% 370 89.8% 21
Inspector 18 11.3% 138 88.7% 4
Chief Inspector and above 3 3.7% 78 96.3% 1

Gender representation by rank in British Transport Police

Category Male Male proportion Female Female proportion
Force area population 29,215,251 49.4% 29,900,558 50.6%
Constable 1,684 77.6% 485 22.4%
Sergeant 370 85.5% 63 14.5%
Inspector 135 84.8% 24 15.2%
Chief Inspector and above 66 80.5% 16 19.5%

Proportion of workforce from BME groups, by worker type in British Transport Police

Category BME BME proportion White White proportion Not stated
Force area population 7,866,517 14.0% 48,209,395 86.0% -
Police officers 279 10.1% 2,479 89.9% 85
PCSOs 45 15.2% 252 84.8% 2
Staff 339 25.1% 1,013 74.9% 36
Special constables 39 13.8% 244 86.2% 4

Proportion of workforce by gender, by worker type in British Transport Police

Category Male Male proportion Female Female proportion
Force area population 29,215,251 49.4% 29,900,558 50.6%
Police officers 2,256 79.3% 589 20.7%
PCSOs 211 70.7% 88 29.3%
Staff 656 47.3% 731 52.7%
Special constables 239 83.3% 48 16.7%

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