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Employee Demographic Dashboard

In March 2021, the County of Sonoma’s Board of Supervisor’s approved a five-year Strategic Plan to provide the context to inform policies and projects that are prioritized for the next five years. The Strategic Plan is comprised of five pillars - Climate Action and Resiliency, Healthy and Safe Communities, Organizational Excellence, Racial Equity and Social Justice, and Resilient Infrastructure.

In alignment with the Racial Equity and Social Justice Pillar, the County of Sonoma Employee Demographic Dashboard provides County employees, community partners, and the public with data to make the County of Sonoma's efforts to advance racial equity more transparent and easier to track. This provides one way in which to hold the County accountable in this work. Data points will be updated annually, providing the County with a baseline from which to measure future racial equity efforts and to inform future policy and actions.

This initial version of the dashboard presents information related to how the demographics of the County’s workforce compare to that of Sonoma County’s Available Labor Force. Additional data related to the demographics of employees by classification level, pay scale, recruitment, and retention will be added in the future.

Information About the Data

The data reflects the demographics of the County’s workforce on January 1st for each year displayed. Data will be updated on an annual basis, up to five years, to highlight trends in County workforce demographics.

Employee data is reflective of information collected from permanent full-time and part-time employees. Extra-help/seasonal employee data is not displayed.

The County of Sonoma’s race and ethnicity demographic categories align with the categories the County is required to report to the U/S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on a bi-annual basis:

  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black/African American
  • Hispanic/Latinx
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • Race/Ethnicity Unknown
  • Two or More Races
  • White

Unlike the U.S. Census, which allows individuals to separately indicate their race and ethnicity, the County, due to the EEOC’s reporting requirements, combines race and ethnicity together into one demographic question where employees are given the option to select their race or ethnicity. As a result, the County’s breakdown of its employees does not take into account employees who have both racial and ethnic identities.

The County currently only collects male and female gender identity data for its workforce as the County is required to report data regarding those two genders to the EEOC. The County is considering adding additional gender identities to its data collection in the future for greater representation.

If you have trouble accessing any of the embeded charts below please contact the County of Sonoma Human Resources Department for assistance.

Workforce Demographics

The infographics below display the racial, gender, and age demographics of the County’s workforce and a comparison to the available labor force of Sonoma County. The available labor force is based on US Census data and is comprised of Sonoma County residents between 20-65 years of age.

County Workforce and Sonoma County Available Labor Force Demographics

This infographic displays a trend in race/ethnicity demographics for the County’s workforce and the Sonoma County Available Labor Force.

Race/Ethnicity and Gender Demographics by Department

These infographics display a trend of employee race/ethnicity and gender demographics for the County’s workforce and for each department/agency.

Age Demographics

Categorized by age groups, this infographic shows an overview of the race/ethnicity and gender demographics of the County’s workforce.

Age Demographics by Department

This infographic shows age demographics of employees in each department/agency.