Equalities Information

The council must publish, annually, information it holds for people with protected characteristics under the Equalities Act 2010 who are either council employees or residents affected by the council's services or policies.

More detailed information on each of the equalities and diversity characteristics can be found on the Kent County Council (KCC) profile pages, whilst information on conception, pregnancy and births can be found on the Office for National Statistics.

Ashford Borough Council's workforce

Workforce as at 31 March 2020

Gender split of workforce as at 31 March 2020
 Gender  Headcount  Full time  Part time  FTE
 Male  194  178  16  189.39
 Female  290  158  132  244.14
 Total  484  336  148  433.53


Ethnicity and Disability declarations of workforce as at 31 March 2020
 Gender  Ethnicity*  Disability
 Male  <10  <10
 Female  <20  <15
 Total  17  17

* There are also 41 members of staff who have not provided their ethnicity details

Age bands of workforce as at 31 March 2020
 Age band  Number in band
 Under 25  40
 25-34  163
 35-44  122 
 45-54  157
 55-64  84
 65+  18
 Total  484

Customer care

We aim to treat everyone in a polite, friendly and fair way. We are committed to equality when delivering all of our services. Read our Customer Care Policy [pdf] 488KB for further details on this.

Council services

Council policies and procedures are analysed to ensure that they do not discriminate or adversely impact residents with protected characteristics. Such assessments of impact are most often conducted when the policy or procedure is set to be considered or amended by elected Members – normally at Cabinet Committee stage. This is done either by report authors filling out the Impact Assessment section of cabinet reports or by attaching a more detailed Impact Assessment document.

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