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Diversity data of employees March 2022

Diversity data of employees

31st March 2022

Libraries Unlimited asks all staff across all roles and geographies to complete confidential diversity data. These charts show the results of that self-identification.

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The graph suggests a total of 380 employees. Less than 10 are aged 18-20, 40 are aged 21-30, 60 are aged 31-40, 80 are aged 41-50, 100 are aged 51-60, around 65 are aged 61-70, around 10 are aged 71-80 and none 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

70% were identified as female at birth, 16% were identified as male at birth and 14% 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.


Fifteen different nationalities are represented within the staff team. Around 70% of employees identified as British and a further 15% identified as English.

Ethnic origin

Around 80% of staff identify as White British or White English/Scottish/Welsh/Northern Irish. Five other ethnic origins are identified. Approximately 5% identify as “any other white background” and 10% preferred not to say.

Sexual orientation

Almost 70% of staff identify as heterosexual and around 5% identify as lesbian/gay or bisexual. Around 25% respondents prefer not to say.


Approximately 45% of staff have no religion or belief and 35% are Christian. Less than 5% are Buddhist and 5% chose “any other religion / belief”. Almost 20% 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 55% staff have no caring responsibilities and over 15% preferred not to say. 20% 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 5% are primary carer for an older person and a further 5% are a secondary carer.

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