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Equal Opportunities

Gender

77% of the process and manufacturing workforce is male compared with 54% across the UK economy. Across the sub-sectors:

  • 87% of the building products workforce is male
  • 67% in coatings
  • 77% in extractive and mineral processing
  • 71% in furniture, furnishing and interiors
  • 84% in glass and related industries
  • 51% in glazed ceramics
  • 79% in paper
  • 71% in print and printed packaging

Source: Proskills Sector Skills Assessment 2010 and Proskills AACS LMI report 2010


Age

The process and manufacturing workforce is older, on average, than the national workforce, with a particular shortfall of employees in the 16-24 age group.

Source: Proskills Sector Skills Assessment 2010 and Proskills AACS LMI report 2010


Ethnicity

95% of the process and manufacturing workforce is white, compared to 94% in manufacturing and 91% across the UK.

Source: Proskills Sector Skills Assessment 2010


Disability

Around 13% of the process and manufacturing workforce has some form of disability, including DDA disabled and work limiting disabled, DDA disabled and work-limiting disabled. This is compared with 25% of the workforce in the UK reporting a disability.

Source: Proskills Sector Skills Assessment 2010