FOI request detail

Staff ethnicity breakdown

Request ID: FOI-0790-1920
Date published: 26 June 2019

You asked

Please could you furnish me with the ethnic breakdown of TFL employees. Thank you

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-0790-1920

Thank you for your email of 17th June 2019 asking for an ethnic breakdown of TfL staff.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.  I can confirm that we hold the information you require.

This information is published periodically, including in TfL’s ‘Ethnicity Pay Gap Report’, the latest version of which can be found here:

The table on page 13 shows the number of staff split by categories “White” and “BAME”, and the tables on pages 18, 23 and 28 provide a further breakdown, showing the number of employees reported as “Black or Black British”,  “Asian or Asian British”,

and “Other Ethnic Group” respectively. Note that 23.8% of staff chose not to report their ethnicity.

In accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is already accessible to you elsewhere.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

Yours sincerely,

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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