Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Please could you detail the following information, listed as requested.
Gender split (amounts of men & women) listed by age group (split into 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 & 65+)
For each site where you have employees.
Please provide the details by service, then site name, then postcode, then gender and age split.
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Dear Iestyn Pettigrew
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 30 April 2012.
You requested the following information:
Gender split (amounts of men & women) listed by age group (split
into 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,
60-64 & 65+)
For each site where you have employees.
Please provide the details by service, then site name, then
postcode, then gender and age split.
Please see spreadsheet Annex 1, that lists the information you have
requested. I have answered your request using statistical information
retrieved from the DWP personnel computer system. This is the latest
information available at this time; however as managers input
information daily this information is subject to change.
The department employs approximately 100,000 staff and I have included
all staff when responding to your request.
However, to provide context for you, the department employs staff on a
part time basis and our full time equivalent figure for 31 March 2012
As your request for information is very specific, the raw data initially
collected enabled individuals to be identified. In line with standard
departmental practice in statistics, we do not publish details of
numbers below 5 as this could be considered disclosive and therefore
breach our data protection obligations. As such this information would
be considered exempt under section 40(2) of the act. Therefore all
records of 5 or less have been annotated with an asterisk (*).
As a separate measure, to provide you with a line total per site I have
rounded this number to the nearest 10, to provide context to you whilst
also ensuring staff anonymity and that we meet our Data Protection
I have interpreted the term 'service' to include operations and
corporate staff. Breaking down this information further would mean that
the information I retrieved would be too low to provide and again be
exempt under section 40(2) of the act.
Operations staff work predominantly in a customer contact environment,
administering and supporting the administration of benefits.
Corporate staff provide support functions to the minister and operations
colleagues for example, Human Resources, Finance and Policy experts.
For your further information staffing data is published via the Office
for National Statistics. You may wish to view this site for any further
or future inquiries.
If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the
reference number above.
DWP Central FoI Team
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