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Equality data review

The ONS-led review of equality data took place from June to September 2007.

It was guided by a cross-Government task force with diversity and equality stakeholders drawn from eight Whitehall departments and the three devolved administrations.

The starting point was a measurement framework proposed in the Cabinet Office-commissioned Equalities Review (February 2007) which included the following equality characteristics:

  • gender
  • transgender
  • ethnicity
  • disability
  • age
  • sexual orientation
  • religion/belief
  • socio-economic status

The report concludes that the lack of strategic co-ordination has contributed to the equality data gaps and inconsistencies in the equality and inequalities evidence base.

It makes 22 recommendations for ONS and other government bodies to improve co-ordination and processes, data comparability and quality, and data accessibility and presentation.

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