Staff Record 2013/14 - Ethnicity
Staff Record 2013/14
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This field records the ethnicity of the member of staff, on the basis of their own self-assessment
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
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Ethnicity is recorded on the basis of the member of staff's own self-assessment.
The coding frame is designed to be as consistent as possible with previous Staff collections. However, due to changes in the census categories, previous codes '11 White - British' or '12 White - Irish' are no longer valid. Staff at institutions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland previously returned as '11 White - British' or '12 White - Irish' should now be returned as '10 White'. At the request of Scottish Funding Council, staff at institutions in Scotland previously returned as '11 White - British' or '12 White - Irish' should now be returned as '19 Other White background'.
Code 80 'Other ethnic background' should be used when a member of staff indicates their ethnicity as something not included in the coding frame.
Code 90 'Not known' can be used when a member of staff genuinely does not know their ethnicity, for example individuals who were adopted.
Code 98 'Information refused' should be returned when a member of staff has explicitly refused to provide the information. The phrase 'Prefer not to say' can be used when collecting the data.
Please note that the coverage of the coding frame is different for each of the administrations, only codes that are marked with 'Y' can be used for that administration. This is shown in the following table:
The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) has a number of resources relating to gathering information across the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010. These resources can be found at Equality Challenge Unit. If you have any further queries regarding equality monitoring, please email ECU at [email protected].
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To monitor equal opportunities issues in the higher education sector and support higher education institutions (HEIs) in meeting their obligations under the Equality Act 2010
Data type: ETHNICCodeContentType
|Owner||Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)|
|Change management notes||Additional guidance added to the Notes section, clarifying that coverage of the coding frame is different for each of the administrations.|
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