Click here to enlarge the infographic. It is based on data taken from the Annual ScreenSkills Assessment (2019)
How diverse are the screen industries?
The screen industries are on average less diverse than the total UK workforce:
- 62% of the screen workforce is male, versus 53% of the total UK workforce
- 20% of the screen workforce is 50 years old or over, versus 31% of the total UK workforce
- 57% of the screen workforce is under 40 years old, versus 46% of the total UK workforce
- 90% of the screen workforce is white, versus 88% of the total UK workforce
- 10% of the screen workforce has a disability, versus 14% of the total UK workforce
- 6% of the screen workforce comes from EU27 countries, versus 7% of the total UK workforce
- 6% of the screen workforce is from overseas, versus 4% of the total UK workforce
Are employers aware of diversity challenges?
More than half of surveyed employers say the workforce does not reflect the diversity of the UK population: 51% are aware of diversity challenges, 38% are not and 10% don’t know.
Many respondents (61%) believe diversity will improve in the next three years.
What employers say leads to lack of diversity
Employers mention the following causes of a lack of diversity:
- too few applications from under-represented groups (65%)
- failure to advertise jobs more broadly (38%)
- recruitment practice is informal, eg word of mouth (36%)
Ways industry says it is tackling lack of diversity
Industry is tackling diversity challenges in the following ways:
- offering flexible work arrangements (73%)
- ensuring equal pay (68%)
- promoting diversity across their organisation (66%)
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