Civil Service Employment on 31 March 2013 was 448,835, down just under 15,000, or around 3 per cent, on 31 March 2012.
In terms of working patterns, the number of full-time civil servants fell by 14,205 to around 340,050 between March 2012 and March 2013. The number of civil servants working part-time fell by around 770 to 108,790.
Females made up more than half (53 per cent) of all employees, the same as in 2012. However, over 90% of male civil servants were full time compared with less than two thirds of female civil servants.
Of those employees who declared their ethnicity, 9.6 per cent were from an ethnic minority, up 0.3 per cent from 2012. Of those who declared their disability status, 8.6 were disabled, up 0.3 per cent from 2012.
Median gross annual earnings (excluding over time or one-off bonuses) for Civil Service employees was £24,380 in March 2013, an increase of £480 (2 per cent) on March 2012. ...view middle of the document...
DWP was the largest Civil Service employer in Scotland, Wales, London, North West, Yorkshire & Humber and the West/East Midlands.
In March 2013, 448,840 people were employed in the Civil Service. The trends in Civil Service employment are actually very different to trends in employment in the UK overall. For instance in 2013, according to ONS’s Labour Force Survey, there were 1.5% more people employed in the UK workforce overall than in the previous year. In contrast, there were 3.2% fewer people employed by the Civil Service.
The median salary for administrative grades in the Civil Service is £18,900, other management is £29,200 and senior management £77,120. The median gross salary of a civil servant in 2013 was £24,380, an increase of £480 since March 2012. In the UK, median earnings were highest in London at £30,380 and lowest in the North East at £19,970. Around 55% of civil servants are employed in middle management, 44% in administration and 1% in senior management.
More than half of all Civil Service employees were female in 2013, at 53%. The majority of female civil servants worked in administrative jobs. Around 36 per cent of senior managers are women in the Civil Service, increasing from 31 per cent in 2008. There are significantly more part-time female workers in the Civil Service, with 20 per cent of all workers being part-time women compared with 4 per cent of all workers being part-time men.
In 2013, of the civil servants who reported their ethnicity, just under 10% came from an ethnic minority. Just under 9% of the Civil Service employees who declared their disability status have a disability. Members of ethnic minorities and people with disabilities working for the Civil Service both increased by 0.3 per cent in the year to March 2013.
The median age for a Civil Service employee is 46. Since March 2012 the 65+ age band has increased by 800 and the 50-59 age band by 1,500. The median age of entry is 28, and 49% of entrants in 2013 were aged between 20-29. In March 2013 there were 10 senior managers aged 20-29, contrasting with 1,730 senior managers aged between 50-59.