Ethnicity Codes

MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What consideration has been given for the Met Police to replace the 16+1 ethnicity code with the ethnicity categories known as 18+1 to include Gypsies and Irish Travellers?


Answer for Ethnicity Codes

Answer for Ethnicity Codes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS supports the idea of moving to recording using the 18+1 ethnicity categories that were used in the last Census and has agreed in principle to do so. 

The MPS is now working through the details to identify what changes will be needed to computer systems, for example, to be able to effectively capture the data.  Once this has been worked through it will then be possible to agree a date for implementation.