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Summary

  • Those aged 45-64 are more likely to think something is missing from the four key areas (7%) than other age groups
  • Males are more likely to think something is missing than females (6% vs 3%)
  • There is little difference in opinion based on other criteria
  • The most frequent comments relate to ‘commonsense’ missing from the key areas
  • The next most common idea to be found missing from the key areas is a commitment to selection being based on merit rather than on diversity, and a fear that the strategy will discriminate against the majority
  • General negativity is another common reaction along with a desire for the council to focus on core services
  • Others feel that division between groups is increased through labelling, or that ‘awareness of equalities’ is not good enough

Who thinks something is missing?

Base: Total sample: (388) | 16-44 (68) | 45-64 (132) | 65+ (134) | Male (150) | Female (172) | Heterosexual (228) | Other orientations (54) | White British (268) | Other ethnic groups (55) | Disability (117) | No disability (215)

This chart shows the proportion of respondents who thinks something is missing:
6% of the total sample
3% of 16-44 year olds
7% of 45-64 year olds
4% of 65+ year olds
6% of Males
3% of Females
4% of those who are Heterosexual
4% of those who are of an Other sexual orientation
5% of those from a White British ethnic group
5% of those from Other ethnic groups
4% of those with a Disability
5% of those with No disability

Please tell us what you think is missing from the four key areas of work to improve our approach to equalities, diversity and inclusion?

Base: Those who think something is missing (22*) *Caution small base
wdt_ID Key themes in order of frequency of mentions
1 Commonsense
2 Selection on merit not diversity / discriminates against the majority
3 Focus on core services
4 Tick box / vague / unrealistic
5 Generally negative e.g. hidden agenda, waste of resource
6 Other e.g. creating diversity through labelling