Equality Evidence Finder – September 2019 Update

October 10, 2019 by No Comments | Category Social Justice

The Scottish Government, its agencies and partner organisations collect, analyse and publish a wide range of equality evidence. The Equality Evidence Finder is a website summarising the key equality statistics and research for Scotland across different themes for age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and transgender. The website is updated monthly with the latest official statistics, social research and National Performance Framework equality analysis.

Equality Evidence

Recently published evidence includes: –

  • In 2018/19, young people’s participation rate in education, employment and training was lower in the most deprived areas. 86% of young people were in education employment or training in the 20% most deprived areas, compared to 96% of young people in the 20% least deprived areas. (Annual Participation Measure 2019)
  • In 2018, concern about climate change was greatest amongst 35-44 year olds (72% viewed climate change as an immediate and urgent problem), in comparison to 46% of adults aged 75. (Scottish Household Survey 2018)
  • In 2018, 17% of minority ethnic adults had experienced discrimination in the preceding 12 months, whereas 8% of ‘White’ ethnic group had experienced discrimination. (Scottish Household Survey 2018)
  • In 2018, 23% of adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual and other sexual orientations had experienced harassment in the preceding 12 months, whilst 6% of heterosexual/straight adults had experienced harassment. (Scottish Household Survey 2018)
  • In 2018, a higher proportion of women than men had participated in a cultural activity in the preceding 12 months (81% of women compared with 71% of men). (Scottish Household Survey 2018)
  • In 2018, 30% of disabled people held driving licenses compared to 70% of the overall adult population. (Transport and Travel in Scotland 2018)
  • In 2018, 10% of marriages were conducted by the Church of Scotland and 4% by the Roman Catholic Church. (Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends 2018)

The full range of equality evidence is available at The policy areas recently updated include: –

  • Advanced Learning & Skills – modern apprenticeships and participation in education employment and training (age, disability, ethnicity, gender and socio-economic status)
  • Culture – Attendance and participation in cultural activities (age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion and socio-economic status)
  • Communities – discrimination, harassment and sense of belonging to the community (age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation and socio-economic status)
  • Demographics – births and marriages (age, disability, gender, religion and sexual orientation)
  • Local Government – influence over local decisions (age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion and socio-economic status)
  • Rural & Environment – visits to outdoors and attitudes to climate change (age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status)
  • Travel – Walking, cycling and commuting to work (age, disability, ethnicity, and gender)

Updates to Crime & Justice, Health & Social Care, and Housing will be available shortly.

National Performance Framework

National Performance Indicators can be explored by equality characteristic on the Equality Evidence Finder website. Recently updated data includes: –

  • Access to Green and Blue Spaces
  • Attendance at Cultural Events or Places of Culture
  • Income Inequality
  • Influence over local decisions
  • Journey by Active Travel
  • Loneliness (NEW indicator)
  • Participation in a Cultural Activity
  • Perceptions of Local Area
  • Places to Interact (NEW indicator)
  • Quality of Public Services
  • Satisfaction with Housing
  • Visits to the Outdoors
  • Young People’s Participation

The Equality Evidence Finder and NPF dashboard can be found at:
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