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Diversity Survey 2023

Diversity Survey 2023

Diversity Survey Results 2023

VWV is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

In order to assess our effectiveness, we monitor diversity in the firm. Our most recent diversity surveys were carried out in line with the SRA's requirements and include questions about socio-economic background and caring responsibilities. All staff and partners had the opportunity to complete the survey, although participation was voluntary.

We are publishing these summary results to ensure that no individuals can be identified.

Role in the Firm

Select one category which best describes your role in the firm

Diversity 23

Age Distribution

Which age category are you in?

Age 23


Which gender do you identify with?

Gender 23

Is the gender you identify with the same as your sex registered at birth?

Gender Identity 23


Do you consider yourself to have a disability according to the definition in the Equality Act 2010?

Disability 23

Are your day-to-day activities limited because of a health problem or disability which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months?

Day to Day Activities 23

Ethnic Group

What is your ethnic group?

Asian / Asian British: Bangladeshi 1.00%
Asian / Asian British: Chinese 0.50%
Asian / Asian British: Indian 2.00%
Asian / Asian British: Pakistani 0.42%
Asian / Asian British: Any other Asian background 1.50%
Black / Black British: African 0.50%
Black / Black British: Caribbean 2.50%
Black / Black British: Any other Black background 0.00%
Mixed / multiple ethnic groups: White and Asian 0.50%
Mixed / multiple ethnic groups: White and Black African 0.50%
Mixed / multiple ethnic groups: White and Black Caribbean 1.00%
Mixed / multiple ethnic groups: Any other mixed / multiple ethnic background 1.50%
White: British / English / Welsh / Northern Irish / Scottish 77.60%
White: Irish 1.50%
White: Gypsy or Irish Traveller 0.00%
White: Roma 0.00%
White: Any other White background 5.50%
Other ethnic group: Arab 0.50%
Other ethnic group: Any other ethnic group 0.50%
Prefer not to say 3.00%

Religion or Belief

What is your religion or belief?

Religion 23

Sexual Orientation

What is your sexual orientation?

 Sexual Orientation 23


Secondary School Background

What type of school did you attend for most time between the ages of 11 and 16?

School History 23

Parental Qualifications

Did either of your parents attend university by the time you were 18?

Parental School 23

Socio-Economic Background

What was the occupation of your main household earner when you were about 14?

Modern professional and traditional professional occupations such as: teacher, nurse, physiotherapist, social worker, musician, police officer (sergeant or above), software designer, accountant, solicitor, medical practitioner, scientist, civil / mechanical engineer. 34.50%
Senior, middle, or junior managers or administrators such as: finance manager, chief executive, large business owner, office manager, retail manager, bank manager, restaurant manager, warehouse manager. 23.40%
Clerical and intermediate occupations such as: secretary, personal assistant, call centre agent, clerical worker, nursery nurse. 3.60%
Technical and craft occupations such as: motor mechanic, plumber, printer, electrician, gardener, train driver. 14.20%
Routine, semi-routine, manual, and service occupations such as: postal worker, machine operative, security guard, caretaker, farm worker, catering assistant, sales assistant, HGV driver, cleaner, porter, packer, labourer, waiter/waitress, bar staff. 10.20%
Small business owners who employed less than 25 people such as: corner shop owners, small plumbing companies, retail shop owner, single restaurant or cafe owner, taxi owner, garage owner. 7.10%
Long term unemployed (claimed Jobseeker's Allowance or earlier unemployment benefit for more than a year) 1.00%
Other, such as: retired / this question does not apply to me / I don’t know 2.50%
Prefer not to say 3.60%

Caring Responsibilities

Are you a primary carer for a child or children under 18?

Caring responsobilities 23

Do you look after or care for someone with long term physical or mental ill health caused by disability or age (not in a paid capacity)?

Long Term Care 23

Previous Surveys

Historic diversity survey results can be viewed below: