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Equalities Act 2010

The Equalities Act introduced the public sector Equality Duty to ensure that all public bodies play their part in making society fairer by tackling discrimination and providing equality of opportunity for all. Cumbria County Council produced an Equalities Need Analysis examining how the work of the organisation impacts on people with different protected characteristics.  To read the Equality Needs Analysis and for more information on the Equalities Act please follow the link below:

Equality Duty (external link)

2011 Census - Equality Data

The briefing below provides analysis of the 2011 Census Key & Quick Statistics tables relating to: age; gender; marital and civil partnership status; ethnicity; country of birth and migration (arrival in the UK); passports held; language; religion; health and disability:

For further 2011 Census briefings and data, please click here.

Further Information

You can also explore ward level equality data, with national, county and district level comparisons using the Cumbria Atlas - an interactive geographical tool which enables users to view data sets at ward level in a user-friendly format combining maps, tables and charts.

For more information about Equalities in Cumbria please visit Cumbria County Council's Equality and Diversity page by following this link: Equalities in Cumbria (external link)