Bus driver numbers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1209
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many bus drivers are employed by London Bus' contractors and how many of them are women?

Answer

Answer for Bus driver numbers

Answer for Bus driver numbers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are approximately 24,500 bus drivers employed by London Bus contractors. The proportion of women drivers has risen from 5.7 per cent in 2004 to 7 per cent in 2014 - almost a fifth more women in the fleet than 10 years ago.