Information and Statistics on Equality Groups in Fife 2016 (Feb 2017)

Archived news: published on Wednesday 01 Feb 2017 by Fife Council

Fife Council is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all our citizens through service provision and through our employment practices.

Fife is one of the most historically distinctive regions in Scotland.  It is still commonly referred to as the Kingdom of Fife and is situated between the Firth of Tay to the north and the Firth of Forth to the south.  Fife is Scotland’s third largest local authority area by population and Fife Council’s headquarters is located in Glenrothes. 

The Equality Act 2010 is the main piece of equalities legislation which public authorities have to adhere to and all public authorities have a duty to ensure that a range of individuals and groups (referred to in this report as ‘equality groups’ or protected characteristics: Age, Disability, Gender reassignment, Marriage and civil partnership, Pregnancy and maternity, Race, Religion and belief, Sex and Sexual orientation) may need additional support to access services, employment and other opportunities. 

This document has been developed to help service providers, groups and anyone interested in equality issues to be better informed about equality groups in Fife.  In particular the information will help statutory organisations to better plan and deliver services which meet the needs of the community.  The information in this document will be added to and updated on a regular basis to ensure that it remains as current as possible.

The information in this document is drawn from a diverse range of sources and years, some of the information is statistics whilst other pieces are indicators, therefore in some cases it may appear contradictory, if in doubt please contact the Equalities Team for clarification

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