BAME
IT'S TIME FOR
BAME
Just 2% of the built environment is made up of BAME community.
58% of black construction professionals do not feel secure in their jobs
compared with 41% of white construction professionals.
BAME
Women
IT'S TIME FOR
WOMEN
In 2019, 72% of women in construction experienced gender discrimination in the workplace
More than half of women surveyed have never worked for a female manager
Women account for just 13% of the built environment but 50% of the UK population
Women
LGBTQ+
IT'S TIME FOR
LGBQT+
54% do not feel comfortable being open about their sexuality or gender on site
40% have observed discrimination based on sexual orientation at the workplace
28% have had offensive or inappropriate comments made about their gender or sexuality
LGBTQ+
Disabilities
IT'S TIME FOR
DISABILITY INCLUSION
8.4 million, or 20% of the working age population, are disabled
Yet disabled people made less than 1% of built environment in 2016
Disabilities
Neurodiversity
IT'S TIME FOR
NEURODIVERSITY
Neurodiversity
Mature inclusion
IT'S TIME FOR
MATURE INCLUSION
Almost half of mature job seekers will lie about their age when applying for a role
34% of older workers had experienced ageism in the interview process for a role
Mature inclusion
Class inclusion
IT'S TIME FOR
CLASS INCLUSION
53% of those in management roles are from a high socio-economic background
Compared to 38% from a lower socio-economic background
33% consider their socio-economic background a barrier in advancing their careers
Class inclusion
Care leavers
IT'S TIME FOR
CARE LEAVERS
Only 6% of care leavers go into higher education compared to 23% of their peers at aged 18
39% of care leavers aged 19-21 years are not in education, employment or training
Care leavers
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2%

14% of the UK’s population identifies as BAME, but people from a BAME background only account for 2% of the built environment.

58%

‘58% of black construction professionals do not feel secure in their jobs – compared with 41% of white construction professionals.’

58%

‘58% of black construction professionals do not feel secure in their jobs – compared with 41% of white construction professionals.’

It’s time for BAME

Overview

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29%

29% of Black Caribbean employees report feeling that they have been overlooked for promotion because of their ethnicity

35%

35% of Pakistani employees report feeling that they have been overlooked for promotion because of their ethnicity

33%

33% of Indian employees report feeling that they have been overlooked for promotion because of their ethnicity