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Collecting equality data

Published: 18 May 2012

Guidance notes on the recommended questions to ask when collecting information on: age, disability, ethnic group, gender, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

18 May 2012
Collecting equality data

Currently, there is no fully tested recommended question with which to collect information on gender identity in surveys or other data sources. A recent project carried out for the Equality and Human Rights Commission began work into this and the Scottish Government is considering future work in this area.

Note:‚Äč Currently the data collection guidance on gender/sex is under review. Please contact for further guidance on this

Asking questions on age

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Asking questions on disability

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Asking questions on ethnic group

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