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Who's working in HE?: Personal characteristics

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HESA considered performing a detailed analysis of potential COVID-19 impacts on this year's Staff record. However, since the Staff data is limited in scope, many of the hypotheses that one might wish to test would not be visible to us.
For example, press reports from 2020 and 2021 suggested that the switch to online delivery of courses resulted in significant additional effort for many staff. This hypothesis is difficult to test because HESA staff data does not permit straightforward linking of Staff records between years and contains very limited data on hours of work.

An initial analysis of the Staff data showed similar patterns to previous years and our analysis of Student data found limited impacts of COVID-19. We therefore decided not to undertake an in-depth analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on this year's Staff data.

Personal characteristics by HE provider

In the tables below, use the buttons to show statistics by sex, age group, disability or ethnicity.

Key fact: 30% of academic staff were 31-40 years old.

Table 2 - HE staff by HE provider and personal characteristics

Academic years 2014/15 to 2020/21

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Every contract is coded with a contract level. The Professor level (F1) is defined as “Senior Academic appointments which may carry the title of Professor but which do not have departmental line management responsibilities.”

Other senior contracts (codes A to E) include leadership and management responsibilities. These contracts may also be held by people who hold the Professor title.

See the Contract levels definition for more detail.

Personal characteristics by occupational classification

Table 3 - HE staff by activity standard occupational classification

Academic years 2014/15 to 2020/21

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Atypical contracts are generally non-permanent contracts for short, one-off, or as-and-when tasks.

Atypical staff figures are counted differently and shown separately and should not be added to non-atypical figures.

See the Terms of employment definition for more detail.

Table 27 - All staff (excluding atypical) by equality characteristics

Academic year 2014/15 to 2020/21

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Academic staff by their characteristics

Key fact: 29% of professors were female in 2020/21.

Chart 3 - Academic staff by contract level and sex

Academic years 2017/18 to 2020/21

 
 

Personal characteristics by academic employment function

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Table 4 - HE academic staff by ethnicity and academic employment function

Academic years 2014/15 to 2020/21

 
 
 
 
 
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Table 5 - HE academic staff by disability and academic employment function

Academic years 2014/15 to 2020/21

 
 
 
 
 
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