Equality evidence

The Scottish Government and its agencies collect, analyse and publish equality evidence across a wide range of policy areas.


equality evidence finder logoThe Equality Evidence Finder brings together the latest statistics and research for Scotland across different themes for age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and transgender status.

The Equality Evidence Finder is updated monthly with a summary of the key official statistics, social research and National Performance Framework equality analysis. Links to further datasets, statistics and research are provided to help find the full range of available equality evidence for Scotland.

Gathering Equality Data

Gathering evidence that helps us to understand the causes of inequalities and being able to assess whether policies are helping to tackle the inequalities is vital.

Guidance on collecting equality data as well as information on Scotland's Equality Evidence Strategy can be found on  gathering equality data page

Equality Analysis Publications

A range of equality evidence reports can be found on the equality analysis publications page.

Gender equality

Scotland’s Gender Equality Index measures progress towards gender equality in Scotland. Gender equality is measured across a range of indicators, covering Work, Money, Time, Knowledge, Power and Health. Additional indicators on Violence Against Women and Women-Specific Healthcare are also included. The second release was published in 2023.

Gender Index working paper

Various summaries on gender equality have been written for the First Minister's National Advisory Council on Women and Girls and are located on the Equality Evidence Finder under ‘Scottish Government Publications and Outputs’ and ‘Gender’.

Gender Architecture in Scotland: A Discussion Paper

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