Equality Information

Equality information about Newark and Sherwood District and users of our services is outlined below.

We are continuing to review data and will be updating this webpage with further information in line with our commitment to the Equality Act 2010 whose general equality duty requires public authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Act.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it.

Demographic information from the 2011 Census provides a breakdown of the district’s population and within particular equality groups. This includes, for example:

  • Usual resident population – Newark and Sherwood has a usual resident population of approximately 114,800 people, of which 49.3% are male and 50.7% are female
  • Age structure – 19% of the population are aged 65 or over and 20.6% are under 18
  • Marital and civil partnership status – 51.7% of the districts population are married or in a registered same-sex civil partnership
  • Dependent children, adults not in employment, those with disability and/or long-term health problems – 27.5% of households having one person with a long-term health problem or disability.
  • A range of tables on ethnicity, national identity, country of birth, passports held, household language.
  • Religion – 66.1% of local residents describe themselves as Christian and 25.6% state they have no religion.
  • Health and provision of unpaid care
  • A range of tables on economic activity, hours worked, industry and occupational  characteristics each broken down by gender
  • A range of tables on socio-economic classification, ethnic diversity, country of birth, year and age of arrival, length of residence in the UK, detailed religion.

2011 Census Key Statistics for Newark and Sherwood District, including reference tables and accompanying charts detailing the above, can be found at Office for National Statistics website.

The following links provide equality information for Newark and Sherwood District:

Nottinghamshire Help Yourself is a partnership between health, the voluntary sector and Nottinghamshire County Council to bring information and advice together in one central place - so people can find the information they need easily on matters such as looking after someone, things to do in the community, childcare, education training and work, financial and legal advice, help in your home and community, health and self-care, housing needs etc.

NOMIS  - Official labour market statistics. This profile for Newark and Sherwood brings together data from several sources including information about the resident population, employment and unemployment etc

Fulfilling Potential: Building Understanding provides an analysis of the current evidence on disability in the UK to inform the development of the next stage of work on Fulfilling Potential – the development of actions, outcomes and indicators, to inform public understanding and prompt debate about disability and the issues faced by disabled people, and to raise awareness, drive a change in attitudes and support an increase in commitment to improving the lives of disabled people in the UK today.

At present it is understood that obtaining detailed information and statistics on the transgender population are very difficult to collect as this has never been systematically done before and also because people are reluctant to identify as transgender for fear of discrimination.  Further information may be available from national organisations that work on transgender issues including Stonewall, The Gender Trust, and GIRES.

Disability in the United Kingdom provides an overview of key facts and figures surrounding disability.  This report is the result of a comprehensive search of the latest key statistics on all aspects of disability and covers areas such as employment, health, housing etc.

Workforce profile and information – to help Newark and Sherwood District Council meet its obligations under the Equality Act 2010, the Council holds employee personal information which helps us to ensure employment practices are free from discrimination. The information allows us to monitor trends and make changes to policies, practices and procedures where necessary.

Nottinghamshire Insight brings together a collection of resources such as reports, data, maps and profiles to form a picture of the County's population, health and wellbeing, economy and services. This content can be used to form an evidence base for planning, developing and improving local services.

The Ethnicity Facts and Figures data resource provides information about the different experiences of people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. It gathers data collected by government in one place, making it available to the public, specialists and charities.

Reasonable alternative formats - If you would like information in an alternative format, we will take reasonable steps to make the material available.

We are continuing to review data and will be updating this webpage with further information.

June 2018 Version

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