The statistics, which are given by grade level, cover gender, community background (Protestant/Catholic), age-group, ethnicity and disability. Some comparisons with the workforce composition in previous years are also given. The report includes analysis of success in recruitment and promotion competitions.
This report, produced by the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency (NISRA), was released on 31 January 2017 in line with the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. The report is based on staff in post at 1 April 2016 .