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Sex and Gender

Harmonised principle

This page provides information on work underway across the Government Statistical Service to harmonise measures of sex and gender in data collection across government. The update below focuses on the harmonisation of sex questions in the UK censuses (England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland). Some information is provided in the ‘related work’ section on […]

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Income and earnings

Harmonised principle

Introduction Income and earnings are topics of great importance to people across the country. Earnings refers to money earned from employment, whereas income is total money received, including from earnings,…

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Measuring disability with EU data

Harmonised principle

The following guidance sets out how to measure disability. This is based on the criteria used by different organisations or legislation to classify a person as disabled. These are for use in social surveys and administrative sources. They have been developed through consultation and workshops with key stakeholders including the devolved administrations.

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Measuring disability for the Equality Act 2010

Harmonised principle

The following guidance sets out how to measure disability. This is based on the criteria used by different organisations or legislation to classify a person as disabled. These are for use in social surveys and administrative sources. They have been developed through consultation and workshops with key stakeholders including the devolved administrations.

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Government Statistical Service (GSS) Harmonisation Strategy

Policy

Harmonisation is about making statistics and data more comparable, consistent and coherent and there are many aspects to this. This strategy covers the harmonisation of question wording used in questionnaires, interviews and administrative data collection, and the coherence of official statistics outputs.

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Government Statistical Service (GSS) Quality Strategy

Policy

This is a two-year strategy for the Government Statistical Service (GSS). The strategy sets out realistic actions to address key quality challenges and improve quality across the GSS. While there are pockets of good practice, this strategy identifies areas in which we can improve the quality of statistics produced by the GSS.

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Geography

Guidance

The following guidance sets out how to accurately and consistently reference statistics geographically.

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Crime and fear of crime

Harmonised principle

The following guidance sets out how to collect and report statistics about crime and fear of crime to ensure statistics about this topic are as comparable as possible across the Government Statistical Service (GSS).

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