Standards for Ethnicity Data
|Publication date:||17 April 2023|
|Owner:||Cabinet Office Equality Hub|
|Who this is for:||People collecting, analysing or publishing data about people's ethnicity|
The Cabinet Office Equality Hub has produced standards for ethnicity data. They describe best practice when collecting, analysing and reporting ethnicity data.
Who the standards are for
The standards apply to people in government departments or public bodies who are:
- collecting data about people’s ethnicity – for example, in surveys
- analysing differences between ethnic groups
- publishing ethnicity data – for example, in statistical releases
The Equality Hub would also encourage other organisations commissioned by government departments and other public bodies to undertake ethnicity data collection, analysis and reporting to also use the standards.
The standards have been written with the expectation that individuals in government departments or other public bodies working with ethnicity data would most often be analysts.
How to access the standards
The Standards for Ethnicity Data are available on GOV.UK.