Public Appointments Annual Report for Northern Ireland 2015/16

Date published: 17 May 2017

The Executive Office today published the ‘Public Appointments Annual Report for Northern Ireland, 2015/16,’ which presents data on Public Appointments in Northern Ireland between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016.

Public Appointments Annual Report for Northern Ireland, 2015/16
Public Appointments Annual Report for Northern Ireland, 2015/16

Applications

Between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016, 1,313 applications were received for Public Appointment posts. Of these, 63% were from males and 37% were from females.

The proportion of Public Appointment applications from females was 36% in 2009/10, compared to 37% in 2015/16. This proportion has increased from 26% in 2010/11, however.

Low proportions of Public Appointment applications were received from individuals aged under 40 (9%) and individuals who considered themselves to have a disability (3%).

Appointments Made

Between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016, departments, with the approval of Ministers, made a total of 471 Public Appointments. Three-fifths (59%) of those appointed were male, and two-fifths (41%) were female.

Between 2009/10 and 2015/16, the proportion of Public Appointments made to females has increased from 37% to 41%, although it has decreased from 44% in 2014/15.

In 2015/16, low proportions of Public Appointments were made to individuals aged under 40 (10%), individuals from an ethnic minority (1%), and individuals who considered themselves to have a disability (3%).

Appointments Held

At 31 March 2016, a total of 1,365 Public Appointments were held. Of these, three-fifths (59%) were held by males and two-fifths (41%) were held by females.

There has been a seven percentage point increase in the proportion of Public Appointments held by females between 31 March 2010 (34%) and 31 March 2016 (41%). This proportion has increased each year since 2012.

The report and associated data tables are available on the Analysis, Insight and Outcomes Unit section of the Execuitve Office website.

Notes to editors: 

  1. Media enquiries to TEO Press Office on 028 9037 8201. Out of office hours contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number on 07623 974 383 and your call will be returned.
  2. Further information relating to the collection and production of the statistics can be obtained by contacting:
Heidi Walker
The Executive Office
Analysis, Insight & Outcomes Unit
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Belfast
BT4 3SG
Tel: (028) 905 23244
Email: Heidi.walker@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

 

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