Staffing figures

An analysis of the University workforce is carried out each year on behalf of the Personnel Committee. The following reports are taken from the most recent analysis. For further information or other reports, please contact the HR Information Team within Personnel Services via

Please note: Since 2007 the staff groups presented in these reports have been based primarily on the University's staff classification system. All figures presented show the position as at 31 July 2016 unless otherwise stated.

Staffing Figures 2015/16

The total number of staff across the University was 13,454 on 31 July 2016.

  31 July 2016
Headcount 13,454
Full time equivalent 12,264.9

Source: CORE personnel

The data for 2015/16 is presented in tables and charts, which can be viewed below. Alternatively, all tables and charts for 2015/16 are provided in one pdf booklet to download in the Documents section on the right hand side.

Staff in post profile

The total number of staff across the University as at 31 July 2016 was 13,454 (Table 1).

Headcount by staff group Table 1 (14kb)  Chart 1 (7kb)
Headcount by staff group - part-time   Chart 2 (7kb)
Headcount of full-time and part-time staff by year   Chart 3 (25kb)
Full-time equivalent (FTE) by staff group Table 2 (14kb) Chart 4 (8kb)
Headcount and full-time equivalent (FTE) by division Table 3 (25kb)

Chart 5a (9kb)

Chart 5b (9kb)

Headcount by division and staff group   Chart 6 (30kb)
Headcount by nationality   Chart 7 (92kb)

Funding analysis

Headcount by staff group and overall source of funding Table 4 (22kb)  
Headcount by source of funding and staff group  

Chart 8 (42kb)

Headcount by funding source  

Chart 9 (12kb)

Turnover figures

The overall turnover rate amongst permanent staff for the 12 months to 31 July 2016 was 8.3 per cent. As in previous years, there are variations between staff groups (Table 5).

Staff turnover (permanent staff), 12 months to July 31

Table 5 (17kb)

Reason for leaving by staff group

Table 6 (24kb)

Reason for leaving by legal sex   Chart 10 (46kb)

Diversity analysis

For further information on the University’s work to support equality and diversity, visit Equality and Diversity.

A priority of the University’s equality and diversity work is to address the under-representation of female research and academic staff in science and medicine through the achievement of Athena SWAN best practice awards. More information about this work can be found at Athena SWAN.


Age distribution by staff group Table 7 (17kb)    
Age distribution by legal sex   Chart 11 (7kb)
Age distribution by division   Chart 12 (33kb)
Legal sex profile by detailed staff group   Chart 13 (101kb)
Legal sex profile of academic staff by division   Chart 14 (191kb)
Legal sex profile of clinical and non-clinical academic staff   Chart 15 (179kb)
Analysis of staff with a distinction title of Professor by legal sex   Chart 16 (8kb)
Legal sex profile of individuals awarded Professor titles   Chart 17 (175kb)
Percentage female staff by staff group, 2015 and 2016   Chart 18 (88kb)
Ethnicity by staff group   Chart 19 (92kb)  
Disability profile by staff group   Chart 20 (13kb)