Press Release 173 - Staff in UK Higher Education 2010/11

 

RELEASE:

09:30 hours
Thursday 1
March 2012

Staff publication

Staff in UK Higher Education

HESA electronic publication 'Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2010/11' released today

 

Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2010/11 shows that there were 381,790 staff employed at UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) on 1 December 2010. Academic staff made up 47.5% of all staff.

The graphic below shows the proportion of academic and non-academic staff and the proportion of staff employed as professors and managers.

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Academic staff

Of the 181,185 academic staff employed at UK HEIs, 44.2% were female, 12.4% were from an ethnic minority and nearly a quarter (24.8%) were of non-UK nationality.

17,465 academic staff had contracts conferring the title of ‘Professor'. Of these 19.8% were female, 7.3% were from an ethnic minority and 16.7% were of non-UK nationality.

The table below shows the numbers of professors and other academic staff by ethnicity, gender and nationality in 2010/11.

Academic Staff at UK HEIs in 2010/11
  Professors Other academic staff All academic staff
Gender            
   Female 3455 19.8% 76635 46.8% 80090 44.2%
   Male 14010 80.2% 87080 53.2% 101090 55.8%
   Unknown 0   5   5  
Ethnicity            
   White 15210 92.7% 129880 87.0% 145090 87.6%
   Black 80 0.5% 2550 1.7% 2630 1.6%
   Asian 805 4.9% 12315 8.2% 13120 7.9%
   Other (including mixed) 315 1.9% 4565 3.1% 4880 2.9%
   Unknown 1055   14410   15465  
Nationality            
   UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man 14355 83.3% 116820 74.3% 131175 75.2%
   Non-UK 2875 16.7% 40430 25.7% 43305 24.8%
   Unknown 235   6470   6705  
Total 17465   163715   181185  
Source: Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2010/11
See Annex below for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland figures

Non-academic staff

As well as academic staff, there were a further 200,605 non-academic staff employed at HEIs in 2010/11. The majority (62.4%) of these staff were female. 10.0% of non-academic staff were from an ethnic minority and 9.3% were of non-UK nationality.

16,395 non-academic staff were coded as ‘Managers’ (see note 5). Of these 52.4% were female, 6.0% were from an ethnic minority and 5.9% were of non-UK nationality.

The table below shows the numbers of non-academic staff by gender, ethnicity and nationality in 2010/11.

Non-academic Staff at UK HEIs in 2010/11
  Managers Other non-academic staff All non-academic staff
Gender            
   Female 8585 52.4% 116520 63.3% 125105 62.4%
   Male 7810 47.6% 67690 36.7% 75500 37.6%
Ethnicity            
   White 14870 94.0% 154560 89.7% 169435 90.0%
   Black 220 1.4% 5180 3.0% 5400 2.9%
   Asian 505 3.2% 9245 5.4% 9750 5.2%
   Other (including mixed) 220 1.4% 3370 2.0% 3590 1.9%
   Unknown 580   11850   12430  
Nationality            
   UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man 15165 94.1% 159775 90.4% 174940 90.7%
   Non-UK 955 5.9% 16915 9.6% 17870 9.3%
   Unknown 280   7515   7795  
Total 16395   184210   200605  
Source: Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2010/11
See Annex below for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland figures

Publication

Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2010/11 includes the demographic and contract characteristics of academic and non-academic staff in UK higher education. Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2010/11 includes 28 tables of data giving comprehensive coverage of the HESA staff data record and is available to purchase and instantly download from www.hesa.ac.uk/pubs/staff .

A schedule of HESA releases for 2012 can be found here: www.hesa.ac.uk/pubs_schedule

Notes for Editors

  1. Press enquiries should be directed to:

    Simon Kemp
    HESA Press Officer
    01242 211120
    pressoffice@hesa.ac.uk
    95 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1HZ.

  2. In the above data and annex tables 0, 1, 2 are rounded to 0. All other numbers are rounded up or down to the nearest multiple of 5.
  3. Percentage calculations exclude unknown values.
  4. Atypical staff are not included in the data tables. View the definition of atypical staff from the HESA website.
  5. Non-academic Managers are defined as those individuals who are responsible for the planning, direction and co-ordination of the policies and activities of enterprises or organisations, or their internal departments or sections. Senior academics who act as vice chancellors or directors/heads of schools, colleges, academic departments or research centres are coded as academic staff.
  6. HESA staff data is collected from all publicly funded Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK, plus the University of Buckingham, which is a non-publicly-funded institution. The 2010/11 data covers 165 HEIs (131 in England, 11 in Wales, 19 in Scotland and 4 in Northern Ireland).
  7. HESA cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived from the data by third parties.
  8. Equivalent tables for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland can be found in the Annex below.
  9. Definitions of the terms used in this press release can be found on-line here: http://www.hesa.ac.uk/intros/staffdefs1011

Annex - equivalent tables for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

England

Academic Staff at HEIs in England 2010/11
  Professors Other academic staff All academic staff
Gender            
   Female 2840 20.3% 64980 47.0% 67820 44.6%
   Male 11125 79.7% 73170 53.0% 84295 55.4%
   Unknown 0   5   5  
Ethnicity            
   White 12065 92.2% 108480 86.4% 120545 86.9%
   Black 65 0.5% 2320 1.8% 2385 1.7%
   Asian 685 5.2% 10730 8.5% 11415 8.2%
   Other (including mixed) 280 2.1% 4035 3.2% 4310 3.1%
   Unknown 875   12595   13465  
Nationality            
   UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man 11460 83.2% 98390 74.4% 109850 75.2%
   Non-UK 2310 16.8% 33905 25.6% 36215 24.8%
   Unknown 195   5865   6055  
Total 13965   138155   152125  
Source: Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2010/11

Non-academic Staff at HEIs in England 2010/11
  Managers Other non-academic staff All non-academic staff
Gender            
   Female 7590 53.1% 94095 63.2% 101690 62.3%
   Male 6715 46.9% 54710 36.8% 61425 37.7%
Ethnicity            
   White 12890 93.5% 122390 88.1% 135280 88.5%
   Black 210 1.5% 4995 3.6% 5210 3.4%
   Asian 480 3.5% 8550 6.2% 9030 5.9%
   Other (including mixed) 205 1.5% 3055 2.2% 3260 2.1%
   Unknown 520   9815   10335  
Nationality            
   UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man 13215 93.9% 128635 90.3% 141850 90.6%
   Non-UK 855 6.1% 13880 9.7% 14740 9.4%
   Unknown 235   6290   6525  
Total 14310   148805   163115  
Source: Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2010/11

Wales

Academic Staff at HEIs in Wales 2010/11
  Professors Other academic staff All academic staff
Gender            
   Female 130 14.0% 3575 46.3% 3705 42.9%
   Male 795 86.0% 4145 53.7% 4945 57.1%
Ethnicity            
   White 850 94.7% 6805 91.3% 7660 91.7%
   Black 5 0.3% 65 0.8% 65 0.8%
   Asian 30 3.5% 445 6.0% 475 5.7%
   Other (including mixed) 15 1.5% 140 1.9% 155 1.9%
   Unknown 25   265   295  
Nationality            
   UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man 810 88.0% 6300 82.3% 7110 82.9%
   Non-UK 110 12.0% 1355 17.7% 1470 17.1%
   Unknown 5   65   70  
Total 925   7725   8650  
Source: Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2010/11

Non-academic Staff at HEIs in Wales 2010/11
  Managers Other non-academic staff All non-academic staff
Gender            
   Female 350 42.7% 6455 63.0% 6805 61.5%
   Male 470 57.3% 3785 37.0% 4255 38.5%
Ethnicity            
   White 795 97.8% 9705 96.1% 10505 96.2%
   Black 5 0.4% 60 0.6% 60 0.6%
   Asian 10 1.2% 225 2.2% 235 2.2%
   Other (including mixed) 5 0.6% 105 1.1% 110 1.0%
   Unknown 10   140   150  
Nationality            
   UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man 805 98.1% 9690 95.1% 10495 95.3%
   Non-UK 15 1.9% 505 4.9% 520 4.7%
   Unknown 0   45   50  
Total 820   10240   11060  
Source: Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2010/11

Scotland

Academic Staff at HEIs in Scotland 2010/11
  Professors Other academic staff All academic staff
Gender            
   Female 400 18.3% 6720 45.3% 7120 41.8%
   Male 1785 81.7% 8115 54.7% 9900 58.2%
Ethnicity            
   White 1940 94.8% 11905 89.2% 13845 89.9%
   Black 10 0.5% 150 1.1% 160 1.0%
   Asian 80 3.8% 945 7.1% 1025 6.7%
   Other (including mixed) 20 0.9% 350 2.6% 370 2.4%
   Unknown 140   1485   1625  
Nationality            
   UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man 1805 83.9% 10410 72.6% 12210 74.0%
   Non-UK 345 16.1% 3935 27.4% 4285 26.0%
   Unknown 35   490   525  
Total 2185   14830   17020  
Source: Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2010/11

Non-academic Staff at HEIs in Scotland 2010/11
  Managers Other non-academic staff All non-academic staff
Gender            
   Female 595 51.3% 13500 63.6% 14095 63.0%
   Male 565 48.7% 7720 36.4% 8280 37.0%
Ethnicity            
   White 1080 97.3% 18705 96.2% 19785 96.2%
   Black 5 0.3% 120 0.6% 120 0.6%
   Asian 20 1.6% 430 2.2% 450 2.2%
   Other (including mixed) 10 0.8% 195 1.0% 200 1.0%
   Unknown 50   1775   1825  
Nationality            
   UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man 1060 94.9% 18445 91.6% 19505 91.8%
   Non-UK 55 5.1% 1695 8.4% 1750 8.2%
   Unknown 40   1080   1120  
Total 1160   21220   22380  
Source: Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2010/11

Northern Ireland

Academic Staff at HEIs in Northern Ireland 2010/11
  Professors Other academic staff All academic staff
Gender            
   Female 90 22.5% 1355 45.2% 1445 42.6%
   Male 300 77.5% 1645 54.8% 1950 57.4%
Ethnicity            
   White 355 94.9% 2685 91.5% 3045 91.9%
   Black 0 0.3% 15 0.5% 15 0.5%
   Asian 15 3.7% 195 6.6% 210 6.3%
   Other (including mixed) 5 1.1% 40 1.3% 45 1.3%
   Unknown 15   65   80  
Nationality            
   UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man 280 72.2% 1720 58.3% 2000 59.9%
   Non-UK 110 27.8% 1230 41.7% 1340 40.1%
   Unknown 0   50   55  
Total 390   3005   3395  
Source: Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2010/11

Non-academic Staff at HEIs in Northern Ireland 2010/11
  Managers Other non-academic staff All non-academic staff
Gender            
   Female 50 44.3% 2465 62.5% 2515 62.0%
   Male 60 55.7% 1475 37.5% 1540 38.0%
Ethnicity            
   White 105 100.0% 3760 98.4% 3865 98.4%
   Black 0 0.0% 5 0.2% 5 0.2%
   Asian 0 0.0% 40 1.1% 40 1.0%
   Other (including mixed) 0 0.0% 15 0.4% 15 0.4%
   Unknown 5   120   125  
Nationality            
   UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man 85 77.0% 3000 78.2% 3085 78.1%
   Non-UK 25 23.0% 840 21.8% 865 21.9%
   Unknown 0   100   105  
Total 110   3940   4050  
Source: Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2010/11

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