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Harmonisation Bulletin 08 - 22 August 2011: Release of New and Revised Harmonised Standards

Revisions to the following harmonised standards were ratified by the Heads of Profession for Statistics in July 2011.

The update includes the following amendments and additions: 

1. ETHNIC GROUP

The revised Ethnic Group harmonised standard was updated to reflect changes in questions as a result of developments linked to the 2011 Census.

The questions were developed through consultation with Devolved Administrations and other key stakeholders.

Further background and guidance is available here (95.6 Kb Pdf)

2. NATIONAL IDENTITY AND RELIGION

The revised National Identity and Religion harmonised standard has been updated to take into account the increasing interest in national identity as a demographic characteristic.

The questions were developed through consultation with Devolved Administrations and other key stakeholders.

Further background and guidance is available here (91.5 Kb Pdf) .

3. ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

The revised Economic Activity harmonised standards have been updated to reflect changes in the UK State Pension age, an update of socio-economic classifications and the release of a suite of questions covering agency working.

Further background and guidance is available here (153.9 Kb Pdf) .

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