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UK diversity statistics

Please find below our UK LLP statistics as of 1st July 2022.

Note: Across all the stats shown, tables show percentages of all responses, including null ("Prefer not to Say" or "Not Stated"). Graphs only display the relative percentage distributions of valid responses i.e. excluding null data.

The figures are based on total UK headcount, excluding contractors and temporary staff.

Data is shown by grade level and includes lawyers and other professional staff of equivalent grade.

Key:

Job Family 6 - Partner
Job Family 5 - Principal Associate
Job Family 4 - Senior Associate
Job Family 3 - Associate
Job Family 2 - Trainee Solicitor
Job Family 1 - Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Age

AgeJob Family 6Job Family 5Job Family 4Job Family 3Job Family 2Job Family 1Total
Under 18 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
18 to 24 Years 0.0% 1.3% 0.0% 0.4% 23.0% 19.3% 9.0%
25 to 34 Years 0.0% 5.5% 31.8% 61.0% 47.3% 24.6% 34.4%
35 to 44 Years 28.6% 55.6% 43.2% 23.4% 14.8% 15.8% 27.4%
45 to 54 Years 54.48% 29.4% 19.4% 10.9% 9.8% 20.7% 20.3%
55 to 64 Years 16.1% 8.3% 5.4% 3.9% 4.8% 17.6% 8.3%
Over 65 Years 0..6% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.3% 2.0% 0.5%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


Gender

GenderJob Family 6Job Family 5Job Family 4Job Family 3Job Family 2Job Family 1Total
Female 31.0% 58.3% 62.9% 62.4% 67.6% 83.7% 63%
Male 68.8% 41.55% 36.7% 37.4% 32.3% 15.8% 36.7%
Non-binary 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.01% 0.1% 0.4% 0.1%
Other 0.3% 0.03% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


Ethnicity

EthnicityJob Family 6Job Family 5Job Family 4Job Family 3Job Family 2Job Family 1Total
White 87.8% 85.2% 82.5% 76.7% 75.1% 83.1% 80.3%
Asian 4.8% 5.7% 9.8% 12.1% 14.9% 7.0% 10.1%
Black 0.6% 0.3% 1.4% 2.2% 4.1% 4.6% 2.5%
Mixed 1.5% 1.6% 1.6%

3.9%

3.6% 3.1% 2.8%
Other 1.8% 0.8% 1.6% 2.3% 0.8% 0.9% 1.4%
Not stated/Prefer not to say 3.6% 6.5% 3.0% 2.8% 1.7% 1.3% 2.9%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


Religion/Faith

Religion/FaithJob Family 6Job Family 5Job Family 4Job Family 3Job Family 2Job Family 1Total
Buddhist 1.1% 0.00% 0.3% 0.2% 0.5% 0.0% 0.3%
Christian 69.3% 62.4% 52.2% 45.6% 39.7% 48.5% 48.6%
Hindu 0.6% 1.5% 2.4% 3.2% 3.0% 1.0% 2.4%
Jewish 2.8% 0.5% 1.0% 0.6% 0.3% 0.3% 0.7%
Muslim 1.1% 1.5% 3.8% 7.6% 8.1% 4.2% 5.7%
Sikh 4.5% 2.1% 3.8% 2.7% 2.9% 2.3% 2.9%
No religion 6.7% 8.8% 6.5% 4.2% 5.4%

6.5%

5.8%
Other 5.0% 9.8% 15.8% 25.6% 26.3% 25.4% 21.3%
Prefer not to say 8.9% 13.4% 14.1% 10.3% 13.8% 11.7% 12.3%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


LGBT+

Sexual OrientationJob Family 6Job Family 5Job Family 4Job Family 3Job Family 2Job Family 1Total
Hetero-sexual 84.8%

78.0%

83.4% 88.2% 84.5% 82.2% 84.4%
Gay/Lesbian 1.2% 2.6% 2.3% 1.7% 3.3% 2.2% 2.3%
Bisexual 0.6% 1.0% 0.7% 1.6% 4.2% 3.3% 2.2%
Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.3% 0.4% 0.3%
Not stated/Prefer not to say 13.4% 18.4% 13..6% 7.9% 7.8% 11.9% 11.1%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


Do you consider yourself to be trans?

Trans identityJob Family 6Job Family 5Job Family 4Job Family 3Job Family 2Job Family 1Total
Yes 0.0%

0.00%

0.0.% 0.1% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1%
No 77.1% 62.2% 60.3% 67.1% 60.2% 60.7% 63.9%
Not stated/Prefer not to say 22.9% 37.8% 39.7% 32.8% 38.9% 38.9% 36.0%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


Do you consider yourself to have a disability according to the definition in the Equality Act 2010?

DisabilityJob Family 6Job Family 5Job Family 4Job Family 3Job Family 2Job Family 1Total
Yes 3.6%

1.8%

4.2% 5.5% 4.8% 6.4% 4.6%
No 72.3% 60.4% 55.4% 61.4% 54.3% 53.8% 58.7%
Not stated/Prefer not to say 24.1% 37.8% 40.4% 33.0% 40.8% 39.8% 36.7%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


Proportion identified with a lower socio-economic background

Lower socio-economic backgroundJob Family 6Job Family 5Job Family 4Job Family 3Job Family 2Job Family 1Total
Yes 14.5%

11.4%

15.4% 20.8% 20.1% 29.9% 19.4%
No 62.5% 52.8% 45.8% 47.0% 40.5% 32.3% 45.4%
Not stated/Prefer not to say 22.9% 35.8% 38.8% 32.2% 39.4% 37.8% 35.2%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


Do you look after or care for someone with long term physical or mental ill health caused by disability or age (not in a paid capacity)?

CarerJob Family 6Job Family 5Job Family 4Job Family 3Job Family 2Job Family 1Total
Yes 9.2%

6.7%

6.1% 5.5% 6.9% 7.7% 6.8%
No 66.4% 55.2% 53.5% 61.3% 52.7% 53.0% 56.6%
Not stated/Prefer not to say 24.4% 38.1% 40.4% 33.2% 40.5% 39.3% 36.6%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


Are you a primary carer for a child or children under 18?

Primary Carer for ChildJob Family 6Job Family 5Job Family 4Job Family 3Job Family 2Job Family 1Total
Yes 41.4%

36.0%

25.5% 13.8% 9.0% 15.2% 20.2%
No 35.4% 26.7% 34.8% 53.4% 51.3% 46.4% 43.9%
Not stated/Prefer not to say 23.2% 37.3% 39.7% 33.8% 39.7% 38.5% 35.9%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)