Out of the 46 applicants for the post of Commissioner for Children and Young People for Northern Ireland:
(a) There were 17 male and 29 female applicants.
(b) 14 were from a Protestant community background, 24 from a Roman Catholic community background and eight other. 14 were short-listed for interview. Two candidates withdrew from the competition prior to the interviews being conducted, resulting in 12 candidates being interviewed.