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.

On this page, other documents relating to equality evidence are provided.

COVID-19 and equality

Analysis of how COVID-19 has different impacts on different groups of the population.

Collecting equality evidence

Equality budgeting

Gender equality

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’.

The Scottish Government is producing a Gender Index that brings together a range of indicators on inequalities facing both women and men in Scotland.

Poverty and equality

Census 2011 equality analysis