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Equality Evidence Website - Feedback Survey
Equality, Poverty & Welfare Analysis Team
Communities Analytical Services
Edinburgh EH6 6QQ
Sources: Small Business Survey 2012 and 2014
Note: The survey questions on Age were not included in the Small Business Survey 2015.
Age and Business and Enterprise Page
Source: Annual Population Survey (January to December)
Disability and Business and Enterprise Page
Ethnicity and Business and Enterprise Page
Gender and Business and Enterprise Page
Source: 2011 Census, National Records of Scotland (NRS)
Religion and Business and Enterprise Page
The Scottish Government does not currently have information on the position of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in relation to business, enterprise and tourism.
The Scottish Government does not currently have information on the position of transgender people in relation to business, enterprise and tourism.
Information in this section will be updated with relevant publications and outputs into the needs and experiences of people with characteristics protected by equality legislation for the policy area Business and Enterprise.
Small Business Survey Scotland Reports
Statistics from the Annual Population Survey for year to December 2016
Businesses in Scotland 2016
Annual Population Survey microdata is available (through a ‘special licence’ scheme) from the UK Data Archive.
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SDS Equality Toolkit This toolkit is aimed at Skills Development Scotland (SDS) staff and partners – to ensure equality and diversity is considered when working with customers, and also to encourage an inclusive culture throughout SDS as an organisation.
UK Small Business Survey Reports
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde
The FTSE female index, Cranfield University
Stonewall Scotland's Top 100 Employers 2013 Workplace Equality Index - an audit of workplace culture for gay, lesbian and bisexual staff in Scottish public and private sector organisations.
Business, Enterprise and Tourism
Page updated: Friday, June 09, 2017