Equalities data audit, final report
In the last decade, we’ve seen an increasing demand for robust data to monitor equalities, driven by a range of developments.
This report presents the findings from the audit on the state of the existing evidence on the protected characteristics. It describes how we carried out the audit and work we undertook to refine its content. It then summarises some of the more general findings before going on to look at each of the protected characteristics in turn. These sections define the characteristic, describe any relevant harmonised principles2 and then go on to summarise what the audit has shown in terms of the coverage and quality of the data. We then go on to identify the issues we have identified with the existing evidence base, including any known data gaps. In the final section we describe our future plans to build on what the audit has shown us.