Latest staff data
Resources of Higher Education Institutions 2004/05 published
This press release looks at data from the HESA Staff Record. There are three types of staff collected within this record: academic staff, non-academic staff and atypical staff. The HESA Staff Record in its new form was introduced in 2003/04 and the compulsory collection of data on atypical staff from 2004/05. Unless otherwise stated the text of this release refers to non-atypical staff.
In 2004/05 there were 346,305 staff at institutions in the UK HE sector. 160,655 staff, or 46.4 per cent, were recorded as academic staff.
After academic staff the next largest group of staff are library assistants, clerks and general administrative assistants at 13.4 per cent. Cleaners, catering assistants, security officers, porters and maintenance workers make up 9.2 per cent and laboratory, engineering, building, IT and medical technicians (including nurses) 7.8 per cent.
|All staff in all UK institutions by activity, mode of employment and gender 2004/05|
|Laboratory, engineering, building, IT & medical technicians (including nurses)||6405||16655||23060||2805||1150||3955||27015||1275||1955||3230|
|Student welfare workers, careers advisors, vocational training instructors, personnel & planning officers||3665||1620||5285||2090||475||2565||7850||3620||2445||6065|
|Artistic, media, public relations, marketing & sports occupations||1940||1850||3790||795||335||1130||4920||2395||1815||4210|
|Library assistants, clerks & general administrative assistants||23440||6425||29865||14135||2415||16555||46420||18605||13715||32330|
|Secretaries, typists, receptionists & telephonists||11835||875||12705||6650||340||6990||19695||2570||2020||4590|
|Chefs, gardeners, electrical & construction trades, mechanical fitters & printers||570||4225||4790||390||250||640||5435||345||400||745|
|Caretakers, residential wardens, sports & leisure attendants, nursery nurses & care occupations||1280||1680||2960||1375||620||1995||4955||1330||1120||2450|
|Retail & customer service occupations||435||165||600||540||180||720||1320||1460||860||2320|
|Drivers, maintenance supervisors & plant operatives||155||1090||1250||135||110||245||1495||90||175||265|
|Cleaners, catering assistants, security officers, porters & maintenance workers||2725||7945||10670||16690||4445||21135||31805||9625||8425||18050|
Of the 185,650 non-academic staff, 40.1 per cent were managerial, professional and technical, 35.6 per cent were secretarial and clerical and 24.2 per cent were involved in manual occupations.
Women made up 52.7 per cent of all staff, however, this figure is 41.2 per cent when looking at just academic staff and 62.7 per cent for non-academic staff. 32.3 per cent of all staff worked part-time, with this figure being 31.8 per cent for academic staff. 32.8 per cent of non-academic staff worked part-time. Reported for the first time in 2004/05, there were 164,550 atypical staff, of whom 49.9 per cent were female.
89.5 per cent of staff reported their ethnicity. The percentage of staff for whom ethnicity data is known did not vary greatly by staff group and mode of employment. Among staff of known ethnicity, the proportion from ethnic minority groups varied considerably, with greater representation among academic staff at 10.4% than among non-academic staff at 8.2%.
|All staff (excluding atypical) by ethnicity and mode of employment 2004/05|
|Staff of known
ethnicity as a
of total staff
|Ethnic minority staff
as a percentage
of staff of
|Non-academic staff total||185650||168380||90.70%||13795||8.20%|
|Managerial, professional & technical staff||74520||68255||91.60%||4685||6.90%|
Notes to editors
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Academic staff are those who are responsible for planning, directing and undertaking academic teaching and research within HE institutions. They also include vice-chancellors, medical practitioners, dentists, veterinarians and other health care professionals who undertake lecturing or research activities.
Non-academic staff include managers, non-academic professionals, student welfare workers, secretaries, caretakers and cleaners.
Atypical staff are those who are working less than four consecutive weeks, doing short one-off tasks or work as-and-when required. Examples could include answering phones during clearing, staging an exhibition, organising a conference, conference catering, student ambassadors and student demonstrators.
Resources of Higher Education Institutions 2004/05 is published annually by HESA. It is available to the public from HESA Customer Services, telephone 01242 211155 or see our products page for more information. In addition to staff data it also contains data on HE finances.