Consultation on standards for ethnicity data
The Race Disparity Unit (RDU) has today launched a public consultation on a set of data standards for ethnicity. This work is to address a commitment in the Inclusive Britain Action Plan. When published, the standards will ensure more responsible and accurate reporting of ethnicity data. — Why are we developing data standards for ethnicity data? It can be difficult to collect ethnicity data. Asking people about their ethnicity is a sensitive topic. It can be more complicated than asking them about their age or country of birth, for example. Ethnicity is a self-defined and subjective concept. Everyone has their own view about their own ethnicity.