Equality information

We need to understand the needs of people living and working in the county and experiences of those using our services; information about communities helps us identify priorities, set objectives, meet needs and monitor performance and outcomes.

There are many sources of information and data about communities. Some key sources of data for the County Council include:

Consultation and feedback

Community surveys (with equality analysis)

Ways people can get involved

Community data

Please note we are currently updating our community profiles in line with Census 2021 data.

Workforce data

Service user data

Complaints and incidents

School performance information includes:

National Picture

In 2010 the Equality and Human Rights Commission has published first triennial review called How Fair is Britain. It looks at the progress that society is making in relation to equality and human rights across a range of groups including low income groups. It reports on eight key areas:

  • life
  • security
  • health
  • education
  • employment
  • standard of living
  • care and support
  • power and voice

An update to the review called Is Britain Fairer was published November 2015.

For further information visit the Equality and Human Rights website.

Other research and information

Children and Youth Justice – Exploring Racial Disparity (Prezi)

Equality information relating to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

View our guide on gathering diversity information for monitoring purposes.

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