Equality evidence strategy 2023 to 2025: consultation paper - easy read

We are consulting on a plan to get better facts, figures and information about equality. The answers will help us improve our plan to have better equality evidence. The plan will be used to develop Scotland’s new equality evidence strategy from 2023 to 2025. The deadline for this consultation has now been extended. This consultation is open from 1 July to 7 October.

National Records of Scotland

Action 33 - 2022 Census

Scotland's 2022 Census will have new questions on the equality characteristics of sexual orientation and trans status/history.

The National Records of Scotland will publish data on these and other equality characteristics from 2023 to 2025

Action 34 – vital events – deaths

Registrars have a card they show to the next of kin when asking questions about the person who has died.

We will change the questions so they will ask about ethnicity before asking what country someone was born in.

We will change the guidance to Registrars.

Action 35 - Small Area Household Estimates 2022-23

We will ask local councils to give more information from council tax systems about households that include a disabled adult.

2023-24: Start collecting the data in this new way.

2024-25: Start getting data on households with disabled adults in the annual collection of data.


Email: equalityevidencestrategy@gov.scot

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