Public sector - understanding equality data collection: main report

This research describes and explores the range of equality and socio-economic disadvantage data collected by public sector organisations. Findings offer insights into what works best in terms of collecting, utilising and safeguarding robust data, highlighting major barriers to its collection or use.

Annex 4: 'Audit' of equality data - template 2

Organisation (Name)

Data Collection ID (1-5)

Name of Data Collection

For each protected characteristic (age, religion and belief, race, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment) or socio-economic disadvantage, please provide:

  • Question(s) used to elicit information (including any definitional issues), response categories and
  • Response rates for individual questions (in last published report, or during a time period stated by the interviewee)
Protected characteristic Question(s) Response rate / period
Religion & belief
Sexual orientation
Pregnancy and maternity
Marriage and civil partnership
Gender reassignment
Socio-economic disadvantage
Other - please specify



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