14 October 2021

Also available is an Equalities data navigator tool, a searchable, interactive online tool to enable users to find equalities data. This tool is an extension to the Equalities data audit, final report that is available on this page.

About this Dataset

An audit of UK data on the protected characteristics specified in the Equality Act 2010.

Edition in this dataset

March 2024 edition of this dataset

October 2023 edition of this dataset

March 2023 edition of this dataset

November 2022 edition of this dataset

January 2022 edition of this dataset

June 2021 edition of this dataset

March 2021 edition of this dataset

December 2019 edition of this dataset

Previous versions of this data are available.

March 2019 edition of this dataset

October 2018 edition of this dataset

March 2018 edition of this dataset

Important notes and usage information

The initial approach to the equalities data audit was to catalogue publications, datasets and sources relating to the nine protected characteristics. Following feedback the audit changed to capture the raw data sources. Over time additional fields have been added to capture content such as the extent to which each data source included characteristics on socio-economic group and people at higher risk of harm, abuse, discrimination or disadvantage. More recent updates have included information on data sources that cover children and free school meals. An additional field was added in October 2023 indicating data sources that capture data on Non-Household populations, this refers to individuals residing in communal establishments. It is important to note that the audit is a snapshot of the state of the evidence as we knew of it at the time of publication. The approach taken to populate the fields has involved both a search of the publicly available metadata and making direct contact with data producers. Due to the volume of data sources captured and its complexity work on the audit is ongoing and there are gaps to fill. The audit will continue to evolve over time as new data sources are added and existing data sources are updated. We are relying on users to let us know if there are sources of data that are not currently captured or any amendments needed to the existing information. The aim is for the audit to be a resource for researchers, we welcome feedback on its content and format to ensure that it is valuable and relevant. Please contact us at: