Diversity monitoring

To underline our commitment to diversity in the public relations profession, we publish diversity data from CIPR membership monitoring every year.

Note: We have based the percentages below on the data available from members since monitoring began in 2008. You should use it as a guide only, as members are not obliged to answer diversity questions.

From 2015 the figures reflect the percentage of people who chose to respond to the questions and omit those who stated they "prefer not to say" .

The following statistics demonstrate the current state of the public relations profession which predominantly is made up of non-disabled, female and white employees. This data shows agencies, in-house practitioners and HR professionals the current demographic that can inform any initiatives and drive to broaden diversity in their workplace.

2017

  • Male: 39%
  • Female: 61%
  • Non-disabled: 90%
  • Disabled, hearing/visual impairment or access needs: 7%
  • White British, or any other White background: 90%
  • Non-White background: 8%

2016

  • Male: 36%
  • Female: 64%
  • Non-disabled: 91%
  • Disabled, hearing/visual impairment or access needs: 5.6%
  • White British, or any other White background: 87%
  • Non-White background: 9%

2015

  • Male: 34%
  • Female: 66%
  • Non-disabled: 92%
  • Disabled, hearing/visual impairment or access needs: 5%
  • White British, or any other White background: 88%
  • Non-White background: 10%

2014

  • Male: 32.1%
  • Female: 67.9%
  • Non-disabled: 98.0%
  • Disabled, hearing/visual impairment or access needs: 2.0%
  • White British, or any other White background: 90.8%
  • Non-White background: 9.2%

2013

  • Male: 34.3%
  • Female: 65.7%
  • Non-disabled: 98.2%
  • Disabled, hearing/visual impairment or access needs: 1.8%
  • White British, or any other White background: 91.5%
  • Non-White background: 8.5%

2012

  • Male: 35.9%
  • Female: 64.1%
  • Non-disabled: 98.2%
  • Disabled, hearing/visual impairment or access needs: 1.8%
  • White British, or any other White background: 91.7%
  • Non-White background: 8.3%

2010

  • Male: 37.9%
  • Female: 62.1%
  • Non-disabled: 98.3%
  • Disabled, hearing/visual impairment or access needs: 1.7%
  • White British, or any other White background: 91.5%
  • Non-White background: 8.5%

2009

  • Male: 37.7%
  • Female: 62.3%
  • Non-disabled: 98.0%
  • Disabled, hearing/visual impairment or access needs: 2.0%
  • White British, or any other White background: 92.8%
  • Non-White background: 7.2%

2008

  • Male: 37.8%
  • Female: 62.2%
  • Non-disabled: 98.2%
  • Disabled, hearing/visual impairment or access needs: 1.8%
  • White British, or any other White background: 93.7%
  • Non-White background: 6.3%

For further information please email Phil Morgan.