Performance statistics

Details of how ethnicity and gender of officers, police staff, community support officers (PCSOs) and special constables in Sussex Police compares with that of the population they serve.

Population data (based on 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 Sussex Police

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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.

Police officer ethnicity
Ethnicity Police officers Proportion of police officers Proportion of force area population Force area population
Asian or Asian British 14 0.6% 2.5% 40,865
Black or Black British 8 0.3% 0.9% 14,246
Chinese or other ethnic group 11 0.4% 1.0% 16,352
Mixed 41 1.6% 1.9% 30,036
Not stated 203 - - -
White 2,441 97.1% 93.7% 1,505,433

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

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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 90 3.5% 6.7% 107,585
Bedfordshire Police 123 10.1% 22.5% 138,414
British Transport Police 293 10.2% 14.0% 7,866,517
Cambridgeshire Constabulary 71 4.6% 9.7% 78,310
Cheshire Constabulary 39 1.9% 3.1% 31,711
Cleveland Police 29 2.2% 5.5% 30,771
Cumbria Constabulary 12 1.0% 1.5% 7,601
Derbyshire Constabulary 67 3.7% 6.7% 68,593
Devon & Cornwall Police 41 1.7% 2.5% 40,912
Dorset Police 21 1.8% 4.0% 29,404
Durham Constabulary 19 1.7% 2.2% 13,442
Dyfed-Powys Police 12 1.3% 2.0% 10,400
Essex Police 105 3.2% 6.8% 116,642
Gloucestershire Constabulary 34 3.0% 4.6% 27,337
Greater Manchester Police 588 8.6% 16.2% 434,405
Gwent Police 28 2.2% 3.9% 22,377
Hampshire Constabulary 87 3.3% 6.7% 126,613
Hertfordshire Constabulary 99 4.8% 12.4% 138,567
Humberside Police 35 1.8% 3.5% 32,368
Kent Police 130 3.5% 6.9% 119,984
Lancashire Constabulary 136 4.7% 9.6% 140,858
Leicestershire Police 158 8.2% 21.6% 219,993
Lincolnshire Police 24 2.3% 2.4% 17,169
54 7.2% 21.4% 1,576
Merseyside Police 124 3.5% 5.5% 75,886
Metropolitan Police Service 4,899 15.5% 40.2% 3,284,930
Norfolk Constabulary 38 2.3% 3.5% 29,870
Northamptonshire Police 51 4.2% 8.5% 59,130
Northumbria Police 67 2.2% 5.4% 77,106
North Wales Police 14 0.9% 2.5% 17,233
North Yorkshire Police 34 2.3% 3.4% 27,221
Nottinghamshire Police 116 5.7% 11.2% 121,981
South Wales Police 79 2.6% 6.6% 85,193
South Yorkshire Police 90 3.7% 9.4% 125,948
Staffordshire Police 46 2.8% 5.9% 65,170
Suffolk Constabulary 40 3.3% 4.8% 34,968
Surrey Police 89 4.9% 9.6% 108,708
Sussex Police 73 2.9% 6.3% 101,499
Thames Valley Police 216 5.1% 15.4% 350,126
Warwickshire Police 53 5.2% 7.3% 39,786
West Mercia Police 53 2.4% 3.8% 45,900
West Midlands Police 745 11.6% 29.9% 817,322
West Yorkshire Police 328 6.2% 18.2% 406,240
Wiltshire Police 19 1.9% 5.5% 37,268

Proportion of officers from BME groups, by rank

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Proportion of officers from BME groups, by rank
Category BME BME proportion White White proportion Not stated
Force area population 101,499 6.3% 1,505,433 93.7% -
Constable 54 2.7% 1,925 97.3% 171
Sergeant 13 3.6% 353 96.4% 20
Inspector 4 3.6% 106 96.4% 7
Chief Inspector and above 2 3.4% 57 96.6% 5

Gender representation by rank in Sussex Police

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Gender representation by rank
Category Male Male proportion Female Female proportion
Force area population 836,527 48.9% 875,567 51.1%
Constable 1,420 66.0% 731 34.0%
Sergeant 282 73.1% 104 26.9%
Inspector 95 81.2% 22 18.8%
Chief Inspector and above 41 64.1% 23 35.9%

Proportion of workforce from BME groups by worker type in Sussex Police

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Proportion of workforce from BME groups by worker type
Category BME BME proportion White White proportion Not stated
Force area population 101,499 6.3% 1,505,433 93.7% -
Police officers 73 2.9% 2,441 97.1% 203
PCSOs 11 3.9% 273 96.1% 10
Staff 45 2.3% 1,897 97.7% 190
Special constables 2 2.1% 95 97.9% 4

Proportion of workforce by gender, by worker type in Sussex Police

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Gender representation by worker type
Category Male Male proportion Female Female proportion
Force area population 836,527 48.9% 875,567 51.1%
Police officers 1,837 67.6% 880 32.4%
PCSOs 160 54.2% 135 45.8%
Staff 870 40.8% 1,262 59.2%
Special constables 81 80.2% 20 19.8%

The British Transport Police are responsible for policing railways in the Sussex Police area. View police workforce diversity data for British Transport Police.

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