ADASS Equalities Monitoring Analysis

ADASS is committed to social justice and a key part of delivering on that priority is the work it is doing on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). We have established an EDI action group with membership from across ADASS regions which is making good progress in co-ordinating and delivering key pieces of work. One of the key actions in our work programme was to gain a better understanding the diversity of ADASS membership via our equalities monitoring processes. With some focussed effort the equalities monitoring return rate for 2020 increased from 20% to a 52% return rate. For 2021 we hope to improve on this again with the help and support of ADASS members but we feel that it is important that we publish our 2020 analysis. By doing so we can offer an insight into our current membership and we have a baseline on which to track our progress over time. If you are interested in joining our EDI action group please contact

Summary of 445 responses

White includes:

  • White – British (to include Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales)
  • White - European
  • White – Irish
  • White - Other
  • White - Gipsy or Irish traveller

Non-white includes:

  • Asian - Chinese
  • Asian - Other
    Asian or Asian British – Indian
  • Asian or Asian British – Pakistani
  • Black - Other
  • Black or Black British – African
  • Black or Black British – Caribbean
  • Mixed - Other
  • Mixed – White & Asian
  • Mixed – White & Black African
  • Mixed – White & Black Caribbean
  • Other - Do not wish to disclose
  • Other (please specify) Mauritian
  • Other (please specify) South African

Other includes:

  • Buddhist
  • Hindu
  • Jewish
  • Muslim
  • Other
  • Rastafarian
  • Sikh