How we measure equality and diversity

How we measure equality and diversity

Information on the gender pay gap and other equalities statistics and research

 We carry out research into equalities groups and analyse data to:

  • identify where work needs to be done to tackle disadvantaged and low represented groups in the community
  • make sure everyone gets equal access to our services

Gender pay gap

We publish our gender pay gap every 12 months. The gender pay gap report (pdf, 72KB) (opens new window) shows the pay gap between female and male Bristol City Council employees for the year ending 31 March 2018. 

Statistics and research 

Key statistics about equalities communities 

The 2011 census has all the statistics about equalities groups in Bristol

Quality of Life in Bristol 

The Quality of Life survey is a yearly survey carried out in Bristol. It gives us information about the quality of life for Bristol’s residents.  It's broken down by ward, equalities groups and areas of deprivation. 

Equalities monitoring 

We monitor people by equalities group to identify any inequalities in service delivery and in employment.

This information helps us to:

  • take action to reduce differences in the uptake, representation and outcomes experienced by different service users and our employees.
  • improve our services for the benefit of Bristol’s communities

The following statistics show the profile of Bristol’s population by Equality Act protected characteristic groups:

The statistics are available for:

  • the total population
  • for individual age groups – children, working age population and older people
  • the workforce i.e. people who are working or looking for work

These statistics can be used for benchmarking purposes.

Open Data Bristol 

The Open Data Bristol project has data and information about Bristol, including useful information about people with protected characteristics. You can look at the Quality of Life survey responses by equalities groups

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is a profile of data about the health and wellbeing of Bristol.
It aims to help with:

  • designing and delivering services
  • tackling health inequalities across communities in Bristol

The assessment is produced by a number of organisations across Bristol.