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DIVERSITY
IT'S A BUZZWORD, BUT How fair is society?
index

More marketeers
are using images of
homosexual couples
(79%), racially diverse
people (71%) and non
traditional families
(66%) as they try to
represent modern life
more accurately.

THE AVERAGE
HOURLY EARNINGS
FOR WOMEN WORKING
FULL TIME IS 9.1%
LESS THAN THE
AVERAGE EARNED
BY MEN. THIS IS THE
NARROWEST GENDER
WAGE GAP SINCE
RECORDS BEGAN
IN 1997, WHEN THE
FIGURE WAS 17.4%.

Since 1990, 40 countries
have decriminalised
homosexuality and more
than 30 have outlawed
homophobic hate crimes. As
of 2015, over 60 countries
legally protect LGBT
people at work and
15 recognise
same-sex
marriage.

All whitoeng
is all wr

27%

more than 3.4 million disabled people are in employment in the UK.

13% of undergraduate
students, 38% of
postgraduate students
and 28% of academic
staff are from
outside the UK.

The most ethnically diverse job in Britain
is that of taxi driver or chauffeur, where
53.1% are minority ethnic according
to a report published by the Policy
Exchange Forum. By contrast, farmers
are overwhelmingly white. There the
figure is just 1.4%.

Diversity = success

For every 10% increase in gender
diversity in senior executive teams
in the UK, profits rose by 3.5%.

OF JOB SEEKERS
STATE A 'DIVERSE
WORKFORCE' AS AN
IMPORTANT FACTOR
WHEN EVALUATING
JOB OFFERS.

POSITIVE
DISCRIMINATION

higher
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+

In the UK, it's illegal
to discriminate in the
workplace (Equality
Act 2010). Under the
act, Positive Action
is a movement that's
used in two areas:
encouragement
and training and
recruitment and
promotion.

Toronto is the most diverse city in the world with 200 different ethnic groups
and 140 languages spoken. some 51% of its residents were born outside of Canada.
THE runner-up is Brussels with London, Auckland and Los Angeles joint third.
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GENERAL
INCREASE

OF POLICE
OFFICERS IN
ENGLAND AND
WALES RANKED
CHIEF INSPECTOR
OR HIGHER ARE
FEMALE - AN
INCREASE FROM
15% IN 2010, AND
23% IN 2016.

7.2%

BAME (BLACK,
ASIAN AND
MINORITY ETHNIC)
REPRESENTATION
IN THE ARMED
FORCES STANDS
AT 7.2% - A 0.2%
YEAR ON YEAR
INCREASE. A
10% TARGET
HAS BEEN SET
FOR 2020.

SOURCES: MCKINSEY.COM, SHUTTERSTOCK, GOV.UK, UNIVERSITIESUK.AC.UK, INDEPENDENT.CO.UK, STONEWALL.ORG.UK, BBC.CO.UK,
DIVERSITYBESTPRACTICES.COM, HOUSE OF COMMONS BRIEFING PAPER ON POLICE SERVICE STRENGTH

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