The British civil service now has more females than males, the country’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, weekend. According to the statistics, women now make up 53.9 per cent of the number of civil servants employed by government departments and official bodies in Britain.
The report shows that the 2018 headcount revealed that civil service employees in Britain have increased in the past year to 430,075. There are 331,392 civil servants working full time and 98,683 employed part time with at least 12 per cent from ethnic minorities.
ONS noted that the total number of civil servants has grown by almost 10,700 in 2018, a rise of 2.5 per cent in the earlier 12 months. It further said that one in every 10 civil servants are disabled.
Also, the data revealed there are now more women than men in the executive officer and administrative responsibility levels.
Meanwhile, the proportion of females working at the senior civil service level as at March 31, 2018 was 42.7 per cent, almost 11 per cent higher than it was a decade ago.
It is instructive to know that women employees outnumber their male counterparts in all age groups except, of course, employees over 65 years of age.
The report shows that the biggest gender gap is found in the 50-59 years age group, with almost 74,000 female civil servants compared to 62,320 men in that group.
On the annual earning ONS said, excluding overtime or one-off bonuses, for civil service employees are 34,300.
The headcount for British civil service reached 527,500 in 2010, and gradually fell to 418,300 before starting to increase to its current level.
The biggest recruitment area for civil servants in the past year has been in London, with numbers increasing by 5,450 from 2017, bringing the total of civil servants in London to 83,530.