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Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Employment Monitoring Data 2019/20


The Public Sector Duty under the Equality Act 2010 requires organisations to have due regard to the need to: 
 
  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
  • Foster good relations between different groups

The annual workforce data in relation to Race, Disability, Sex and Age is published in order to comply with the requirements contained within the specific duties of the general public sector equality duty, and in order to consider future equalities priorities for the organisation. Where available, data relating to other protected characteristic groups is also provided. Improving the coverage of the organisation’s workforce equality data is an area of focus for the organisation.
 
Best practice recommends that we monitor employees, promotion and training as well as applicants for jobs. In addition, as an organisation with more than 150 employees the authority is recommended to monitor information including:
 
  • Grievances
  • Dismissals
  • Ending employment with the authority
  • Return-to-work rates after maternity leave
  • Length of service
  • Pay gap information
 
The following tables outline this information for the time period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. Producing this information also allows us to monitor trends over time.
 
As at 31 March 2020, the Council directly employed 2707 employees across 8 Directorates: Adults, Children’s Services, Finance, Governance & Pensions, Growth, Operations and Neighbourhood Services, Population Health and Quality and Safeguarding. However, it is important that all data is demonstrated as percentages to ensure that any one individual is not identified as a result. The exception to this is section 7, employees returning to work after maternity, which is the only data set that indicates the actual number of employees affected. Any numbers of 5 or less are suppressed in line with best practice data reporting guidelines.
 
NB – The data used to produce these tables relates to all staff employed directly by Tameside MBC including those employed on a variety of terms and conditions including NJC, Apprentices, JNC, Soulbury, Youth & Community Workers, NHS, and centrally employed teachers.  The data excludes any staff employed to work in a school.
 
1. WORKFORCE
1a. Workforce by ethnic origin as at 31 March 2020
Directorate White % BAME % Unknown %
Adults 86.59 10.50 2.91
Children's Services 87.04 10.52 2.44
Finance 84.25 14.96 0.79
Governance & Pensions 92.10 6.36 1.54
Growth 97.89 2.11 0.00
Operations and Neighbourhood Services 92.18 4.51 3.31
Population Health 88.89 5.56 5.56
Quality & Safeguarding 100.00 0.00 0.00
Council 89.47 8.09 2.44
 
1b. Workforce by sex as at 31 March 2020
Directorate Female % Male  %
Adults 78.03 21.97
Children's Services 83.38 16.62
Finance 48.82 51.18
Governance & Pensions 71.68 28.32
Growth 58.95 41.05
Operations and Neighbourhood Services 33.53 66.47
Population Health 83.33 16.67
Quality & Safeguarding 62.50 37.50
Council 65.13 34.87
 
1c. Workforce by age as at 31 March 2020
Directorate Under 20
%
20 - Under 30 % 30 - Under 40 % 40 - Under 50 % 50 - Under 60 % 60 - Under 65 % 65 and over %
Adults 0.32 5.82 14.86 20.36 44.91 10.99 2.75
Children's Services 0.15 13.26 28.96 24.54 26.83 5.18 1.07
Finance 2.36 26.77 23.62 11.81 29.92 3.15 2.36
Governance & Pensions 1.54 22.74 20.04 25.63 24.28 5.01 0.77
Growth 0.00 12.63 24.21 21.05 33.68 8.42 0.00
Operations and Neighbourhood Services 1.35 11.88 16.24 18.95 37.59 10.38 3.61
Population Health 0.00 22.22 22.22 33.33 22.22 0.00 0.00
Quality & Safeguarding 0.00 0.00 12.50 25.00 50.00 12.50 0.00
Council 0.85 13.67 20.39 21.76 33.54 7.76 2.03
  
1d. Workforce by disability as at 31 March 2020
Directorate Disabled % Not disabled  % Unknown/Undisclosed %
Adults 3.72 74.31 21.97
Children's Services 3.51 87.20 9.30
Finance 1.57 94.49 3.94
Governance & Pensions 3.47 90.37 6.17
Growth 5.26 87.37 7.37
Operations and Neighbourhood Services 2.56 82.11 15.34
Population Health 0.00 94.44 5.56
Quality & Safeguarding 12.50 87.50 0.00
Council 3.29 84.00 12.71
 
1e. Workforce by marital status as of 31 March 2020
Directorate Married % Single % Other % Unknown/Undisclosed %
Adults 45.56 38.13 8.24 8.08
Children's Services 39.33 39.94 8.69 12.04
Finance 44.88 46.46 4.72 3.94
Governance & Pensions 38.54 47.78 5.39 8.29
Growth 46.32 38.95 6.32 8.42
Operations and Neighbourhood Services 36.09 50.53 4.81 8.57
Population Health 44.44 33.33 5.56 16.67
Quality & Safeguarding 62.50 37.50 0.00 0.00
Council 40.41 43.85 6.69 9.05
 
2. RECRUITMENT
2a. Recruitment during 2019/20 by ethnic origin
 Category White % BME
%
Unknown/Prefer not to state %
Applied 80.42 17.70 1.88
Appointed 90.20 8.36 1.44
 
2b. Recruitment during 2019/20 by sex
 Category Female
%
Male
%
Unknown/Prefer not to state %
Applied 64.30 34.57 1.13
Appointed 68.30 31.70 0.00
 
2c. Recruitment during 2019/20 by age
 Category Under 20 % 20 -under 30 % 30 -  under 40 % 40 -under 50 % 50 -under 60 % 60 -under 65 % 65 + % Unknown %
Applied 3.31 31.95 24.70 21.21 16.86 1.54 0.39 0.02
Appointed 5.19 29.11 28.82 19.60 15.85 1.44 0.00 0.00
 
2d. Recruitment during 2019/20 by disability
 Category Yes % No
%
Unknown/Prefer not to state
%
Applied 5.21 86.81 7.98
Appointed 3.75 90.49 5.76
 
2e Recruitment during 2019/20 by marriage status
 Category Married
%
Not married
%
Unknown/Prefer not to state
%
Appointed 33.70 53.00 13.30
(Marriage Status not recorded on application form, so data only exists for appointed)
 
3. PROMOTION
3a. Promotion during 2019/20 by ethnic origin
Category White BAME Unknown
% of those promoted 94.89 5.11 0.00
 
3b. Promotion during 2019/20 by sex
Category Female Male
% of those promoted 67.15 32.85
 
3c. Promotion during 2019/20 by age
Category Under 20 20 –
Under 30
30 –
Under 40
40 –
Under 50
50 –
Under 60
60 - Under 65
% of those promoted 2.92 33.58 35.77 14.60 13.14 0.00
  
3d. Promotion during 2019/20 by disability
Category Disabled Not disabled Unknown
% of those promoted 3.65 90.51 5.84
 
3e. Promotion during 2019/20 by marital status
Category Married Single Unknown Other
% of those promoted 27.74 62.77 2.92 6.57
 
4. CORPORATE TRAINING
This data cannot be provided as equality information is not currently recorded in the Corporate Training system.
5. DISMISSALS
5a. Dismissals during 2019/20 by ethnic origin
Category White BAME Unknown
% of those dismissed 100.00 0.00 0.00
 
5b. Dismissals during 2019/20 by sex
Category Female Male
% of those dismissed 66.67 33.33
 
5c. Dismissals during 2019/20 by age
Category Under
20
 20 -
Under
30
 30 -
Under
40
40 -
Under
50
50
- Under
60
60 -
Under
65
 65
and
over
% of those dismissed 0 16.67 16.67 8.33 25.00 16.67 16.67
 
5d. Dismissals during 2019/20 by disability
Category Disabled Not disabled Unknown/undisclosed
% of those dismissed 0.00 91.67 8.33
 
5e. Dismissals during 2019/20 by marital status
Category Married Single Other Unknown/Undisclosed
% of those dismissed 41.67 41.67 0.00 16.67
 
6. GRIEVANCES CONCLUDED
6a. Grievances concluded during 2019/20 by ethnic origin
Category White BME
% of those concluded 91.67 8.33
 
6b. Grievances concluded during 2019/20 by sex
Category Female Male
% of those concluded 75.00 25.00
 
6c. Grievances concluded during 2019/20 by age
Category Under 20 20 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 64 65 and over
% of those concluded 0.00 4.17 8.33 41.67 25.00 20.83 0.00
 
6d. Grievances concluded during 2019/20 by disability
Category Disabled Not Disabled Unknown / Undisclosed
% of those concluded 12.50 8.33 79.17
 
6e. Grievances concluded during 2019/20 by marital status
Category

Married or
civil partnership

Not Married Divorced Unknown / Undisclosed
% of those concluded 33.33 45.83 8.33 12.50
 
7. EMPLOYEES RETURNING TO WORK AFTER MATERNITY LEAVE
Directorate

Resumed
duties

Left
Council
Still On
Maternity
At Time Of
Report
Adults 10 * 7
Children's Services 12 * 13
Finance * * *
Governance & Pensions 11 * 12
Growth * * *
Operations and Neighbourhood Services * * *
Population Health * * *
Secondments Out * * *
Council 39 * 40
*Figures less than 5 supressed

8. EMPLOYEES LEAVING THE COUNCIL
8a. Employees leaving the Council during 2019/20 by ethnicity
LEAVE REASON White % BAME % Unknown %
Deceased 0.00 0.00 0.00
Dismissed 100.00 0.00 0.00
Early Retirement 88.64 2.27 9.09
Expiry Of Fixed Term Contract 100.00 0.00 0.00
Ill Health Retirement 100.00 0.00 0.00
Normal Retirement 83.33 16.67 0.00
Settlement Agreement 82.61 13.04 4.35
Voluntary Resignation 85.14 14.19 0.68
Council 86.44 11.02 2.54
 
8b. Employees leaving the Council during 2019/20 by sex
LEAVE REASON Female % Male %
Deceased 0.00 0.00
Dismissed 66.67 33.33
Early Retirement 45.45 54.55
Expiry Of Fixed Term Contract 100.00 0.00
Ill Health Retirement 50.00 50.00
Normal Retirement 50.00 50.00
Settlement Agreement 47.83 52.17
Voluntary Resignation 61.49 38.51
Council 57.20 42.80
 
8c. Employees leaving the Council during 2019/20 by age
LEAVE REASON Under 20
%
20 -
Under
30  %
30 -
Under
40 %
40-
Under
50 %
50 -
Under
60 %
60 -
Under
65 %
65
and
over  %
Deceased 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Dismissed 0.00 16.67 16.67 8.33 25.00 16.67 16.67
Early Retirement 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 27.27 68.18 4.55
Expiry Of Fixed Term Contract 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 0.00
Ill Health Retirement 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50.00 50.00 0.00
Normal Retirement 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00
Settlement Agreement 0.00 4.35 34.78 13.04 34.78 13.04 0.00
Voluntary Resignation 2.03 19.59 31.76 18.92 22.97 3.38 1.35
Council 1.27 13.56 24.15 13.56 24.58 17.80 5.08
 
8d. Employees leaving the Council during 2019/20 by disability
LEAVE REASON Disabled % Not disabled % Not known/ undisclosed %
Deceased 0.00 0.00 0.00
Dismissed 0.00 91.67 8.33
Early Retirement 6.82 56.82 36.36
Expiry Of Fixed Term Contract 0.00 0.00 100.00
Ill Health Retirement 0.00 100.00 0.00
Normal Retirement 16.67 50.00 33.33
Settlement Agreement 13.04 73.91 13.04
Voluntary Resignation 5.41 87.16 7.43
Council 6.36 79.24 14.41
 
8e. Employees leaving the council during 2019/20 by marital status
LEAVE REASON Married % Single % Other % Unknown/
Undisclosed %
Deceased 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Dismissed 41.67 41.67 0.00 16.67
Early Retirement 68.18 29.55 2.27 0.00
Expiry Of Fixed Term Contract 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ill Health Retirement 50.00 50.00 0.00 0.00
Normal Retirement 33.33 50.00 16.67 0.00
Settlement Agreement 34.78 52.17 8.70 4.35
Voluntary Resignation 34.46 45.27 8.78 11.49
Council 41.53 42.80 7.20 8.47
 
9. LENGTH OF SERVICE
9a. Length of service as at 31 March 2020 by ethnic origin
TMBC Service White % BAME % Unknown %
A: Under 5 Years 87.91 11.36 0.73
B: 5 - 10 Years 89.44 7.04 3.52
C: 11 - 20 Years 92.65 6.00 1.35
D: 21 - 30 Years 86.26 7.31 6.43
E: 31 - 40 Years 91.46 2.44 6.10
F:More Than 40 Years 100.00 0.00 0.00
Council 89.47 8.09 2.44
 
9b. Length of service as at 31 March 2020 by sex
TMBC Service Female % Male %
A: Under 5 Years 64.84 35.16
B: 5 - 10 Years 55.13 44.87
C: 11 - 20 Years 71.51 28.49
D: 21 - 30 Years 67.25 32.75
E: 31 - 40 Years 60.57 39.43
F:More Than 40 Years 57.89 42.11
Council 65.13 34.87
 
9c. Length of service as at 31 March 2020 by age
TMBC Service Under
20 %
 20 -
Under
30 % 
30 -
Under
40 %
40 -
Under
50 %
50 -
Under
60 %
60 -
Under
65 %
65
and
over %
A: Under 5 Years 2.11 27.11 28.30 19.78 19.05 3.21 0.46
B: 5 - 10 Years 0.00 20.82 26.69 21.41 22.87 5.28 2.93
C: 11 - 20 Years 0.00 0.45 21.89 29.09 35.83 9.45 3.30
D: 21 - 30 Years 0.00 0.00 1.75 25.73 51.46 18.71 2.34
E: 31 - 40 Years 0.00 0.00 0.00 7.32 79.67 9.35 3.66
F:More Than 40 Years 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 57.89 36.84 5.26
Council 0.85 13.67 20.39 21.76 33.54 7.76 2.03
 
9d. Length of service as at 31 March 2020 by disability
TMBC Service Disabled % Not disabled % Not known/ undisclosed %
A: Under 5 Years 3.21 94.14 2.66
B: 5 - 10 Years 2.35 93.84 3.81
C: 11 - 20 Years 2.10 79.61 18.29
D: 21 - 30 Years 5.26 60.53 34.21
E: 31 - 40 Years 5.69 69.51 24.80
F:More Than 40 Years 0.00 89.47 10.53
Council 3.29 84.00 12.71
  
9e. Length of service as at 31 March 2020 by marital status
TMBC Service Married % Single % Other % Unknown/Undisclosed %
A: Under 5 Years 33.70 40.66 9.98 15.66
B: 5 - 10 Years 29.03 53.37 7.33 10.26
C: 11 - 20 Years 43.93 44.68 5.70 5.70
D: 21 - 30 Years 50.58 47.37 1.75 0.29
E: 31 - 40 Years 60.16 39.02 0.81 0.00
F:More Than 40 Years 68.42 26.32 5.26 0.00
Council 40.41 43.85 6.69 9.05
 
10. PAY GAP INFORMATION
10a. Pay gap information as at 31 March 2020 by ethnic origin
Salary Band £ White % BAME % Unknown %
0 - 10,000 100.00 0.00 0.00
10,001 - 20,000 89.23 7.88 2.89
20,001 - 30,000 90.78 6.78 2.44
30,001 - 40,000 85.71 12.45 1.84
40,001 - 50,000 87.65 10.00 2.35
Above 50,000 94.34 2.83 2.83
Council 89.47 8.09 2.44
 
10b. Pay gap information as at 31 March 2020 by sex
Salary band £ Female % Male %
0 - 10,000 42.86 57.14
10,001 - 20,000 57.72 42.28
20,001 - 30,000 66.69 33.31
30,001 - 40,000 71.43 28.57
40,001 - 50,000 68.24 31.76
Above 50,000 56.60 43.40
Council 65.13 34.87
  
10c. Pay gap information as at 31 March 2020 by age
Salary band £ Under
20 
20 -
Under
30 
30 -
Under
40 
40 -
Under
50 
50 -
Under
60
60 -
Under
65 
65
and
over 
0 - 10,000 42.86 0.00 0.00 0.00 14.29 14.29 28.57
10,001 - 20,000 2.57 19.94 12.06 16.40 31.51 13.02 4.50
20,001 - 30,000 0.30 14.79 20.88 22.33 32.77 7.39 1.52
30,001 - 40,000 0.00 10.00 27.96 23.47 34.08 3.88 0.61
40,001 - 50,000 0.00 1.76 27.65 28.24 37.06 4.71 0.59
Above 50,000 0.00 0.00 17.92 29.25 48.11 3.77 0.94
Council 0.85 13.67 20.39 21.76 33.54 7.76 2.03
 
10d. Pay gap information as at 31 March 2020 by disability
Salary band £ Disabled % Not disabled % Not known/ undisclosed %
0 - 10,000 0.00 100 0
10,001 - 20,000 4.18 81.67 14.15
20,001 - 30,000 2.59 83.61 13.80
30,001 - 40,000 4.08 86.53 9.39
40,001 - 50,000 2.35 86.47 11.18
Above 50,000 4.72 85.85 9.43
Council 3.29 84.00 12.71
 
10e. Pay gap information as at 31 March 2020 by marital status
Salary band £ Married Single Other Unknown/Undisclosed (%)
0 - 10,000 42.86 28.57 0.00 28.57
10,001 - 20,000 35.53 42.93 7.56 13.99
20,001 - 30,000 39.25 46.49 6.40 7.85
30,001 - 40,000 43.88 42.65 6.73 6.73
40,001 - 50,000 47.06 38.82 6.47 7.65
Above 50,000 56.60 31.13 5.66 6.60
Council 40.41 43.85 6.69 9.05
 

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