Police workforce diversity in Thames Valley Police

Details of how the ethnicity and gender of police officers, police staff, police community support officers (PCSOs) and special constables in Thames Valley 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, 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 Thames Valley 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 66 1.6% 8.5% 192,541
Black or Black British 28 0.7% 3.0% 69,013
Chinese or other ethnic group 17 0.4% 1.4% 32,586
Mixed 89 2.2% 2.5% 55,986
Not stated 45 - --
White 3,851 95.1% 84.6% 1,919,646

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 Thames Valley Police

Category BME BME proportion White White proportion Not stated
Force area population 350,126 15.4% 1,919,646 84.6% -
Constable 165 5.2% 2,979 94.8% 28
Sergeant 27 4.2% 609 95.8% 13
Inspector 3 1.7% 177 98.3% 3
Chief Inspector and above 5 5.4% 87 94.6% 1

Gender representation by rank in Thames Valley Police

Category Male Male proportion Female Female proportion
Force area population 1,180,591 49.6% 1,198,600 50.4%
Constable 2,133 67.2% 1,039 32.8%
Sergeant 480 73.9% 169 26.1%
Inspector 136 74.5% 47 25.5%
Chief Inspector and above 66 71.1% 27 28.9%

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

Category BME BME proportion White White proportion Not stated
Force area population 350,126 15.4% 1,919,646 84.6% -
Police officers 200 4.9% 3,851 95.1% 45
PCSOs 30 7.0% 395 93.0% 1
Staff 130 5.1% 2,428 94.9% 40
Special constables 48 9.6% 452 90.4% 3

Proportion of workforce by gender, by worker type in Thames Valley Police

Category Male Male proportion Female Female proportion
Force area population 1,180,591 49.6% 1,198,600 50.4%
Police officers 2,814 68.7% 1,282 31.3%
PCSOs 230 54.2% 195 45.8%
Staff 1,091 42.0% 1,508 58.0%
Special constables 351 69.8% 152 30.2%

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

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