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Affordable housing

Harmonised principle

This report by the Government Statistical Service (GSS) Harmonisation Team explores the different definitions of affordable housing and associated terminology used in the UK.

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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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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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Homelessness

Harmonised principle

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

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