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Diversity data of employees June 2021

Diversity data of employees

1st June 2021

Libraries Unlimited asks all staff across all roles and geographies to complete confidential diversity data. These charts show the results of that self-identification.
This screen-reader friendly format provides text replacement for the Diversity data of employees June 2021 PDF version which presents visual graphs. All figures are approximate and are indicative only.


The graph suggests a total of 360 employees. Less than 5 are aged 18-20, 40 are aged 21-30, 60 are aged 31-40, 80 are aged 41-50, 100 are aged 51-60, almost 80 are aged 61-70, around 10 are aged 71-80 and a very small number are aged 81+.

Considered disabled

Almost 300 people say they do not consider themselves to be disabled. Around 20 say they do consider themselves disabled. The rest are prefer not to say or not known.


80% of the workforce is female, 20% is male.

Gender at birth

69% were identified as female at birth, 16% were identified as male at birth and 15% of respondents prefer not to say.

Gender reassignment

No employees identified as having a different gender to that which was assigned at birth. Approximately 20% refused to provide the information to this question.


Twelve different nationalities are represented within the staff team. Around 260 of these identified as British and a further 60 identified as English.

Ethnic origin

300 staff identify as White British or White English/Scottish/Welsh/Northern Irish. Seven other ethnicities are identified. Approximately 10 identify as “any other white background” and 40 preferred not to say.

Sexual orientation

260 identify as heterosexual and around 10 identify as lesbian/gay or bisexual. Around 90 respondents prefer not to say.


150 staff have no religion or belief and 130 are Christian. Around 5 are Buddhist and 15 chose “any other religion / belief”. Over 60 preferred not to say.

Marital status

Over 50% are married. Approximately 20% are single and 20% chose not to specify. The remainder are a fairly even mix of co-habiting, partners, divorced, widowed.

Caring responsibilities

Almost 200 staff have no caring responsibilities and over 50 preferred not to say. 60 are primary carer for a child under the age of 18 and a small number are the primary carer for a disabled adult aged over 18. In the region of 10 are primary carer for an older person and a further 10 are a secondary carer.

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