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Membership diversity figures

ACEVO started collecting data on member diversity in April 2018. The amount of demographic data we hold has increased year on year, which is giving us a stronger picture of diversity across our membership.

Diversity of ACEVO membership: 2021-22

ACEVO had 1,673 members as of 14 April 2022. The statistics in this document relate only to those members who have completed an equality and diversity monitoring form. The number of respondents to each question is shown in the tables.

ACEVO started collecting data on member diversity in April 2018. The amount of demographic data we hold has increased year on year, which is giving us a stronger picture of diversity across our membership. Percentages are taken from the number of people who completed the form, not membership as a whole, and are rounded to one decimal place. The data in this summary was collected as a snapshot on 14 April 2022.

Non-member civil society statistics

Statistics have been taken from the Pay and Equalities Survey 2021 for comparison. We have also compared with regional data relating to England and Wales taken from the 2011 census (the latest census data was not available at the time of writing this summary).

Gender

The census has not collected information on gender identity in previous years; in 2021, the census asked about this for the first time. We will use this data when it is made public.

Gender

Pay and Equalities Survey 2021

England and Wales

ACEVO members as of 7 April 2021 (N=1511)

ACEVO members as of 13 April 2022 (N=1568)

Woman

59%

51%

61.4%

62%

Man

40%

49%

34.7%

34.5%

Non-binary (‘Prefer to self-describe’ in P&E Survey data)

1%

0.4% (previously ‘Other’)

0.3%

Prefer not to say

1%

3.4%

2.9%

Age

Because we are comparing the ages of CEOs we have decided that including comparisons with age in London and England and Wales is not helpful. However, for interest, the average age of someone in London is 40.6.

The Pay and Equalities Survey data uses different banding of age groups, so is not included for comparison here.

Age

ACEVO members as of April 2021 (N=1357)

ACEVO members as of 7 April 2022 (N=1431)

18-29

1%

0.8%

30-39

12.4%

14%

40-49

32.4%

34.5%

50-59

33.8%

33.8%

60-69

8.3%

5.7%

70+

0.3%

0%

Prefer not to say

16.3%

11%

Ethnicity

ACEVO member figures have been grouped into the broader census categories for comparison. A detailed breakdown is available below. In 2020-21, we changed some of the categories on the demographics form that we use and grouped others together, but we have included both old and new categories for comparison.

Ethnicity

Pay and Equalities survey 2021

England and Wales

ACEVO members as of 7 April 2021

(N=987)

ACEVO members as of 14 April 2022 (N=1109)

White

90%

86%

79.5%

79.9%

Mixed/multiple ethnic groups

3%

2.2%

1.8%

2.1%

Asian/Asian British

2%

7.5%

4.3%

5.4%

Black/African/Caribbean/Black British

0.3%

3.3%

2%

3.2%

Other

1%

1%

9.4%

6.8%

Prefer not to say

2%

1.5%

2.4%

Detailed breakdown

Ethnicity

ACEVO members as of 7 April 2021 (N=987)

ACEVO members as of 14 April 2022 (N=1109)

White

White

3.4%

8%

White British

72.3%

68%

White English

White Welsh

White Scottish

White Northern Irish

White Irish

2.1%

1.8%

White Gypsy or Irish Traveller

0.1%

0.1%

White – Other

1.6%

2%

Mixed/multiple ethnic groups

Mixed White and Asian

0.8%

0.5%

White and Black African

0.4%

0.5%

White and Black Caribbean

0.2%

0.5%

Mixed/multiple ethnic group

0.4%

0.6%

Asian/Asian British

Indian

2.3%

3%

Pakistani

1%

1.2%

Asian – Other

1%

1.2%

Black/African/Caribbean/Black British

African

0.9%

1.4%

Caribbean

0.2%

0.7%

Black/Black British

0.9%

1.1%

Other

Mixed background – Other

0.6%

0.5%

Arab

0.2%

0.2%

Latin American

0.2%

0.1%

Other

8.4%

6%

Prefer not to say

1.5%

2.4%

Religion

Religion

Pay and Equalities survey 2021

England and Wales

ACEVO members as of 7 April 2021 (N=940)

ACEVO members as of 14 April 2022 (N=997)

No religion or belief

50%

25.1%

40.6%

40.4%

Buddhist

1%

0.4%

0.5%

0.6%

Christian

41%

59.3%

29.8%

31.7%

Hindu

0.3%

1.5%

0.6%

1%

Jewish

1%

0.5%

2.5%

2.1%

Muslim

1%

4.8%

2.3%

2.8%

Sikh

0.1%

0.8%

0.5%

0.5%

Prefer not to say

5%

7.2%

23%

20.9%

Other

1%

0.8%

7%

Disability

 

Pay and Equalities survey 2021

England and Wales

ACEVO member as of 7 April 2021 (N=1026)

ACEVO members as of 14 April 2022 (N=1110)

Yes

17%

17.9%

5.7%

6.6%

No

81%

82.1%

72%

78.6%

Prefer not to say

2%

22.2%

14.9%

Sexual orientation

Sexual orientation

Pay and Equalities Survey 2021

England and Wales

ACEVO member as of 7 April 2021 (N=976)

ACEVO members as of 7 April 2022 (N=1074)

Heterosexual

83%

93.4%

71.1%

72.6%

Gay or lesbian

8%

1.2%

7.3%

6.5%

Bisexual

2%

0.8%

2%

2%

Asexual

1%

Prefer not to say

5%

4%

19.7%

19%

Other

1%

0.5%

Diversity of ACEVO membership: 2020-2021

ACEVO had 1563 members as of 31 March 2021. The statistics in this document relate only to members that have completed an equality and diversity monitoring form. The number of respondents to each question is shown in the tables.

ACEVO started collecting data on member diversity in April 2018. The amount of demographic data we hold has increased year on year, which is giving us a stronger picture of diversity across our membership. Percentages are taken from the number of people who completed the form, not membership as a whole, and are rounded to one decimal place. The data in this summary was collected as a snapshot on 7 April 2021, just after the end of the financial year.

Non-member civil society statistics

Statistics have been taken from the Pay and Equalities Survey 2020 for comparison. We have also compared with regional data relating to England and Wales taken from the 2011 census.

Gender

The census has not collected information on gender identity in previous years; in 2021, the census asked questions in this area for the first time. We will update our own demographic questions and reports when this data is made public.

Gender

Pay and Equalities Survey

London

England and Wales

ACEVO members as of April 2020 (N=1319)

ACEVO members as of 7 April 2021 (N=1511)

Woman

56%

52%

51%

58.9%

61.4%

Man

43%

48%

49%

37.1%

34.7%

Other

1%

0.6%

0.4%

Prefer not to say

1%

3.3%

3.4%

 

Age

Because we are comparing the ages of CEOs we have decided that including comparisons with age in London and England and Wales is not helpful. However, for interest the average age of someone in London is 40.6.

The Pay and Equalities survey data uses different banding of age groups, so is not included for comparison here.

Age

ACEVO members as of April 2020 (N=1136)

ACEVO members as of 7 April 2021 (N=1357)

18-29

0.9%

1%

30-39

10.8%

12.4%

40-49

29.3%

32.4%

50-59

33.8%

33.8%

60-69

8.3%

6.7%

70+

0.3%

0.1%

Prefer not to say

16.3%

13.2%

 

Ethnicity

ACEVO member figures have been grouped into the broader census categories for comparison. A detailed breakdown is available below. In 2020-21, we changed some of the categories on the demographics form that we use and grouped others together, but we have included both old and new categories for comparison.

Ethnicity

Pay and Equalities survey 2020

London

England and Wales

ACEVO members as of April 2020 (N=708)

ACEVO members as of 7 April 2021

(N=987)

White

94%

58.8%

86%

82.5%

79.5%

Mixed/multiple ethnic groups

2%

5%

2.2%

2.3%

1.8%

Asian/Asian British

1%

18.5%

7.5%

3.1%

4.3%

Black/African/Caribbean/Black British

1%

13.3%

3.3%

1.2%

2%

Other

1%

3.4%

1%

0.7%

9.4%

Prefer not to say

1%

11.8%

1.5%

 

Detailed breakdown

Ethnicity

ACEVO members as of April 2020 (N=708)

ACEVO members as of 7 April 2021 (N=987)

White

 

 

White

0.2%

3.4%

White British

14%

72.3%

White English

60%

White Welsh

2.5%

White Scottish

2.4%

White Northern Irish

1.1%

White Irish

1.4%

2.1%

White Gypsy or Irish Traveller

0.1%

0.1%

White – prefer not to say

0.4%

White – Other

0.4%

1.6%

Mixed/multiple ethnic groups

 

 

Mixed White and Asian

0.9%

0.8%

White and Black African

0.9%

0.4%

White and Black Caribbean

0.4%

0.2%

Mixed background – prefer not to say

0.1%

 

Mixed/multiple ethnic group

0.4%

Asian/Asian British

 

 

Indian

1.8%

2.3%

Pakistani

1.2%

1%

Asian – Other

0.1%

1%

Black/African/Caribbean/Black British

 

 

African

0.9%

0.9%

Caribbean

0.2%

0.2%

Black – prefer not to say

0.1%

Black/Black British

0.9%

Other

 

 

Mixed background – Other

0.5%

0.6%

Arab

0.2%

0.2%

Latin American

0.2%

Other – prefer not to say

11.8%

Other

8.4%

Prefer not to say

1.5%

 

Religion

Religion

Pay and Equalities survey 2020

London

England and Wales

ACEVO members as of April 2020 (N=690)

ACEVO members as of 7 April 2021 (N=940)

No religion or belief

57%

20.7%

25.1%

41.3%

40.6%

Buddhist

0.5%

Recorded in ‘other’ category

0.4%

0.5%

0.5%

Christian

34%

48.4%

59.3%

28.8%

29.8%

Hindu

0.3%

5%

1.5%

0.4%

0.6%

Jewish

1%

1.8%

0.5%

1.3%

2.5%

Muslim

0.5%

12.4%

4.8%

2%

2.3%

Sikh

0.3%

1.5%

0.8%

0.4%

0.5%

Prefer not to say

5%

8.5%

7.2%

25%

23%

Other

1%

0.6%

0.8%

0.3%

 

Disability

 

Pay and Equalities survey 2020

London

England and Wales

ACEVO member as of April 2020 (N=770)

ACEVO members as of 7 April 2021 (N=1026)

Yes

16%

14.2%

17.9%

5.4%

5.7%

No

83%

85.8%

82.1%

72%

76.5%

Prefer not to say

1%

22.2%

17.8%

 

Sexual orientation

Sexual orientation

Pay and Equalities Survey 2020

London

England and Wales

ACEVO member as of April 2020 (N=715)

ACEVO members as of 7 April 2021 (N=976)

Heterosexual

81%

93.4%

67.1%

71.1%

Gay or lesbian

11%

1.2%

6.9%

7.3%

Bisexual

2%

0.8%

1.5%

2%

Asexual

0.5%

 

 

 

Prefer not to say

5%

4%

24.5%

19.7%

Other

1%

0.5%

 

Diversity of ACEVO membership: 2019-2020

ACEVO had 1443 members as of 31 March 2020. The statistics in this document relate only to members that have completed an equality and diversity monitoring form. The number of respondents to each question is shown in the tables.

ACEVO started collecting data on member diversity in April 2018. We have significantly increased the amount of data we have collected this year, and so have a better understanding of diversity across our membership. Percentages are taken from the number of people who completed the form, not membership as a whole, and are rounded to one decimal place.

Non-member civil society statistics

Statistics have been taken from the Pay and Equalities Survey 2019 for comparison. Due to a change in the release timing of the Pay and Equalities survey, we do not yet have more up-to-date data to compare this years’ statistics with. We have also compared with regional data relating to England and Wales taken from the 2011 census.

Gender

The census has not collected gender identity information to date

Gender

ACEVO members as of 31 March 2020 (N=1319)

Pay and Equalities Survey

London

England and Wales

ACEVO members as of April 2019 (N=1103)

Woman

58.9%

57%

52%

51%

57%

Man

37.1%

42%

48%

49%

40%

Other

0.6%

0.9%

Prefer not to say

3.3%

1%

1.7%

 

Age

Because we are comparing the ages of CEOs we have decided that including comparisons with age in London and England and Wales is not helpful. However, for interest the average age of someone in London is 40.6. The Pay and Equalities survey data uses different banding of age groups.

Age

ACEVO members as of 31 March 2020 (N=1136)

ACEVO members as of April 2019 (N=845)

18-29

0.9%

1%

30-39

10.8%

9.8%

40-49

29.3%

26.6%

50-59

33.8%

34.9%

60-69

8.3%

9.4%

70+

0.3%

Prefer not to say

16.3%

17.6%

 

Ethnicity

ACEVO member figures have been grouped into the broader census categories for comparison. A detailed breakdown is available below.

Ethnicity

ACEVO members as of 31 March 2020

(N=708)

Pay and Equalities survey

London

England and Wales

ACEVO members as of April 2019 (N=341)

White

82.5%

93%

58.8%

86%

69.5%

Mixed/multiple ethnic groups

2.3%

2.1%

5%

2.2%

0.6%

Asian/Asian British

3.1%

3.1%

18.5%

7.5%

5%

Black/African/Caribbean/Black British

1.2%

05

13.3%

3.3%

5%

Other

0.7%

0.5%

3.4%

1%

0.6%

Prefer not to say

11.8%

1%

9.5%

 

Detailed breakdown

Ethnicity

ACEVO members as of 31 March 2020 (N=708)

ACEVO members as of April 2019 (N=341)

White

 

 

White

0.2%

White British

14%

10.9%

White English

60%

62.7%

White Welsh

2.5%

2.6%

White Scottish

2.4%

1.5%

White Northern Irish

1.1%

0.6%

White Irish

1.4%

0.9%

White Gypsy or Irish Traveller

0.1%

White – prefer not to say

0.4%

White – Other

0.4%

0.6%

Mixed/multiple ethnic groups

 

 

Mixed White and Asian

0.9%

1.2%

White and Black African

0.9%

1.8%

White and Black Caribbean

0.4%

0.9%

Mixed background – prefer not to say

0.1%

 

0.6%

Asian/Asian British

 

 

Indian

1.8%

2.9%

Pakistani

1.2%

0.9%

Asian – Other

0.1%

Black/African/Caribbean/Black British

 

 

African

0.9%

1.8%

Caribbean

0.2%

0.3%

Black – prefer not to say

0.1%

Other

 

 

Mixed background – Other

0.5%

Arab

0.2%

0.6%

Other – prefer not to say

11.8%

9.4%

 

Religion

Religion

ACEVO members as of March 31 2020 (N=690)

Pay and Equalities survey

London

England and Wales

ACEVO members as of April 2019 (N=309)

No religion or belief

41.3%

48%

20.7%

25.1%

39.8%

Buddhist

0.5%

Recorded in ‘other’ category

Recorded in ‘other’ category

0.4%

Not recorded

Christian

28.8%

44%

48.4%

59.3%

31.3%

Hindu

0.4%

Recorded in ‘other’ category

5%

1.5%

0.6%

Jewish

1.3%

Recorded in ‘other’ category

1.8%

0.5%

0.9%

Muslim

2%

Recorded in ‘other’ category

12.4%

4.8%

1.6%

Sikh

0.4%

Recorded in ‘other’ category

1.5%

0.8%

0.6%

Prefer not to say

25%

6%

8.5%

7.2%

24.5%

Other

3%

0.6%

0.8%

0.3%

 

Disability

 

ACEVO members as of March 31 2020 (N=770)

Pay and Equalities survey

London

England and Wales

ACEVO member as of April 2019 (N=377)

Yes

5.4%

16%

14.2%

17.9%

5.6%

No

72%

82%

85.8%

82.1%

65.2%

Prefer not to say

22.2%

2%

29.1%

 

Sexual orientation

Sexual orientation

ACEVO members as of March 2020 (N=715)

Pay and Equalities Survey

London

England and Wales

ACEVO member as of April 2019 (N=317)

Heterosexual

67.1%

85%

93.4%

64.9%

Gay or lesbian

6.9%

6%

1.2%

5.4%

Bisexual

1.5%

1%

0.8%

1.2%

Prefer not to say

24.5%

6%

4%

28.3%

Other

0.5%

 

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