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A UK-wide public dialogue exploring what the public perceive as ‘public good’ use of data for research and statistics

4 October 2022
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2 June 2023

Annex B: Participant demography information


18-24: 6

25-34: 20

35-44: 19

45-54: 8

55-64: 13

65-74: 1

Blank: 1


England: 19

Wales: 19


Northern Ireland:14


Arabic: 2

Black, African Caribbean: 18

Chinese: 1

Human: 2

Middle Eastern: 4

South Asian: 16

White: 21

White European: 4


Female: 40

Male: 28

Social position

Low income: 6

Working class: 20

Working class, educated: 10

Middle-class: 19

Homemaker/carer/ill: 8

Retired: 5

Note: a) Social position and ethnicity were free text responses; responses for the remaining questions were pre-fixed categories.

The attendees were asked to complete a voluntary, anonymous demographic information form. The demographic characteristics of those who responded indicate a 60:40 female to male ratio. Participants were mostly young to midlife adults, with two thirds of participants between 25-44 years: few being under 24 or over 64. Social class responses showed roughly 53% defining as working class or low income. Around 80% were working, with those not working retired, caring for relatives or small children, or unable to work due to ill-health.

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