Disabled people are still very under-represented across UK programmes. Off-screen, disabledpeople make just 6% of contributions, and on-screen contributions are only slightly higher at8.3%. These figures compare with 18% of people in the UK population identifying as disabled.Our headlines also show that those aged 50 and over are under-represented, accounting for21.7% contributions off-screen and 25.4% contributions on-screen. This is low in comparisonto the UK population (36% of people are over 50) and also the UK workforce (31% over 50).People who identify as transgender are also under-represented, particularly off-screen wherethey make 0.3% of contributions compared to population estimates of 0.8%.Those who identify as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic are better represented on-screen(20.9%) compared to off-screen (12.9%). Whilst representation is on a par with nationalpopulation figures (12.8%), it is recognised that a large proportion of TV production spend stilltakes place in London, where people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic accountfor 40% of the population.10 There are also imbalances in representation between differentethnic groups which are explored in more detail in Section 8. Those identifying as Black, Asianand Minority Ethnic groups are also less well represented in senior roles.

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