Ever Wondered About Staff Ethnicity Statistics at the University of Birmingham?!

Have you ever wondered about statistics regarding the ethnicity of staff at the University of Birmingham?! Well, wonder no more! Due to a recent Freedom of Information (FOI) request, we have uncovered some interesting statistics regarding staff! We are fortunate at this University to have such a diverse range of lecturers, while there is a strong international community both among students and the wider Birmingham community! Read on for details of the statistics, as well as analysis.


Ethnicity percentages for staff have been revealed


The following statistics relate to academic staff – including professors, senior lecturers and lecturers. For the 2017-18 academic year, 84.2% of staff are ‘White’. This clearly is the vast majority of staff. However, in the last seven years, this figure has witnessed a 3% drop – suggesting the University is becoming more internationally diverse. Unsurprisingly, this figure is much higher than several London-based Universities. While this ethnicity formed the majority – there were other figures too.


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‘Asian or Asian British’ resulted in 6.9% of staff associating. ‘Chinese’ was 3.2%, helping to complete the top three. These three comprise the most popular ethnicities, with the remaining figures very small amounts. Trends over the last few years have seen figures largely remain the same, minus the previously-discussed statistics. It is great to see such a diverse range of backgrounds at the University. With a strong international community of students present too, Birmingham is clearly a great place to be!





We’re fortunate at the University of Birmingham to enjoy such an amazing range of nationalities – both in staff and students alike. Remember to check out the portal below to see more news regarding the University of Birmingham!



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