Report: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in TV and radio

15 December 2023

Each year Ofcom collects data from TV and radio broadcasters on the make-up of their workforces. These reports set out our findings on how the industry is doing.

2022-23 report

This year’s report marks a milestone in our drive to promote equity, diversity and inclusion (“EDI”) in broadcasting. For the first time, we are reporting on the diversity of a range of broadcasters by geographic area from our updated quantitative workforce survey. We have also been able to better understand the actions broadcasters are taking across different areas of EDI following the launch of our new qualitative self-assessment tool.

This is an important development for us, as we begin to analyse and track the two new data sets, building on our past reports, to provide an enhanced picture of who is working in broadcasting and complementing this with new insights into how broadcasters are developing their approach to EDI.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Broadcasting 2022-23 (PDF, 3.3 MB)

Tegwch Amrywiaeth a Chynhwysiad ar y Teledu ar Radio 2022-23 (PDF, 2.9 MB)

Methodology report (PDF, 396.9 KB)

Interactive data

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Broadcasting, Workforce Survey 2023 - Interactive Data Report


Quantitative workforce survey (PDF, 821.7 KB)

Qualitative self-assessment tool  (PDF, 505.0 KB)

Timeline of our EDI in broadcasting work

2017: Ofcom began its current programme of work on diversity in broadcasting, requiring TV broadcasters to provide us with diversity data on the people they employ. We published our first report in September 2017.  2018: We extended our monitoring programme to radio broadcasters, allowing us to publish reports   on diversity and equal opportunities in broadcasting across both TV and radio.  2019: We began collecting socio-economic data.  2020: For the first time, we combined our TV and radio findings, and published data in an interactive tool. We also launched our refreshed online diversity hub, providing a centralised resource for information and knowledge sharing.  2021: We carried out our 5-year review, taking stock of the progress made and setting out our   vision for an inclusive broadcasting sector. We also announced a review into refreshing our data collection.  2022: With stakeholder input, we revamped our data collection tools. We updated our quantitative   workforce data survey and created a new qualitative EDI self-assessment tool for broadcasters/  2023: We launched our new data tools and began collecting data on geographic location and caring responsibilities, as well as cross-sectional data to help us understand how disadvantage is compounded where particular characteristics are combined. This year's report has brought together findings of both surveys to begin a new set of enhanced data and understanding.

Previous reports