Police workforce diversity in Sussex Police

Details of how the ethnicity and gender of police officers, police staff, police community support officers (PCSOs) and special constables in Sussex 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, 2017.

Police workforce diversity data from Police Workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2018.

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 2018”. Unrounded numbers of FTE workers can also be found in that publication.

Police officer ethnicity in Sussex 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 8 0.3% 2.5% 40,865
Black or Black British 5 0.2% 0.9% 14,246
Chinese or other ethnic group 10 0.4% 1.0% 16,352
Mixed 30 1.2% 1.9% 30,036
Not stated 100 - --
White 2,396 97.8% 93.7% 1,505,433

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 69 2.9% 6.7% 107,585
Bedfordshire Police 115 10.3% 22.5% 138,414
British Transport Police 275 9.9% 14.0% 7,866,517
Cambridgeshire Constabulary 46 3.3% 9.7% 78,310
Cheshire Constabulary 30 1.5% 3.1% 31,711
City of London Police 44 6.3% 21.4% 1,576
Cleveland Police 23 1.9% 5.5% 30,771
Cumbria Constabulary 10 0.9% 1.5% 7,601
Derbyshire Constabulary 60 3.4% 6.7% 68,593
Devon & Cornwall Police 36 1.6% 2.5% 40,912
Dorset Police 20 1.6% 4.0% 29,404
Durham Constabulary 20 1.8% 2.2% 13,442
Dyfed-Powys Police 13 1.3% 2.0% 10,400
Essex Police 63 2.2% 6.8% 116,642
Gloucestershire Constabulary 24 2.3% 4.6% 27,337
Greater Manchester Police 440 6.9% 16.2% 434,405
Gwent Police 28 2.3% 3.9% 22,377
Hampshire Constabulary 84 3.1% 6.7% 126,613
Hertfordshire Constabulary 83 4.3% 12.4% 138,567
Humberside Police 26 1.5% 3.5% 32,368
Kent Police 97 3.0% 6.9% 119,984
Lancashire Constabulary 130 4.6% 9.6% 140,858
Leicestershire Police 136 7.8% 21.6% 219,993
Lincolnshire Police 22 2.0% 2.4% 17,169
Merseyside Police 122 3.6% 5.5% 75,886
Metropolitan Police Service 4,265 14.2% 40.2% 3,284,930
Norfolk Constabulary 30 2.0% 3.5% 29,870
North Wales Police 13 0.9% 2.5% 17,233
North Yorkshire Police 16 1.2% 3.4% 27,221
Northamptonshire Police 44 3.8% 8.5% 59,130
Northumbria Police 53 1.7% 5.4% 77,106
Nottinghamshire Police 89 4.7% 11.2% 121,981
South Wales Police 69 2.4% 6.6% 85,193
South Yorkshire Police 89 3.6% 9.4% 125,948
Staffordshire Police 36 2.3% 5.9% 65,170
Suffolk Constabulary 35 3.1% 4.8% 34,968
Surrey Police 66 4.0% 9.6% 108,708
Sussex Police 53 2.2% 6.3% 101,499
Thames Valley Police 207 5.1% 15.4% 350,126
Warwickshire Police 40 5.1% 7.3% 39,786
West Mercia Police 51 2.6% 3.8% 45,900
West Midlands Police 652 10.0% 29.9% 817,322
West Yorkshire Police 286 5.7% 18.2% 406,240
Wiltshire Police 18 1.8% 5.5% 37,268

Proportion of officers from BME groups, by rank in Sussex Police

Category BME BME proportion White White proportion Not stated
Force area population 101,499 6.3% 1,505,433 93.7% -
Constable 43 2.3% 1,871 97.7% 77
Sergeant 6 1.8% 350 98.2% 16
Inspector 3 2.6% 112 97.4% 5
Chief Inspector and above 0 0.0% 32 100.0% 2

Gender representation by rank in Sussex Police

Category Male Male proportion Female Female proportion
Force area population 826,895 48.8% 865,872 51.2%
Constable 1,321 66.3% 671 33.7%
Sergeant 274 73.5% 99 26.5%
Inspector 96 79.8% 24 20.2%
Chief Inspector and above 24 70.6% 10 29.4%

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

Category BME BME proportion White White proportion Not stated
Force area population 101,499 6.3% 1,505,433 93.7% -
Police officers 53 2.2% 2,396 97.8% 100
PCSOs 5 2.8% 192 97.2% 6
Staff 46 2.8% 1,630 97.2% 120
Special constables 6 2.9% 200 97.1% 6

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

Category Male Male proportion Female Female proportion
Force area population 826,895 48.8% 865,872 51.2%
Police officers 1,737 68.1% 812 31.9%
PCSOs 114 56.1% 89 43.9%
Staff 749 41.7% 1,047 58.3%
Special constables 158 74.5% 54 25.5%

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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