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Equality & diversity

The Council considers equality throughout all its functions to ensure that all members of the public have equal opportunities to access our services.  We have adopted a number of methods in order to embed equality throughout our services and bring it to the forefront of our decision making.

Joint Equality Policy

The Council has an Equality Policy which sets out how we will progress equality and our approach. For more information please:

Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs)

The council undertakes equality impact assessments (EIA) to identify potential impacts of our policies, services and functions on residents and staff. Our EIA’s are published and available to view below:

Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs)

The government also complete equality impact assessments for decisions on national policy, here you can view their Universal Credit Equality Impact Assessment.

District profile

The Forest of Dean District has a population of 84,544 (2015 mid-year estimates, Gloucestershire Inform) living in an area covering 585 square kilometres, with 34,167 (2011 Census, Office for National Statistics) households.

To search for more data on our communities please visit:

Workforce profile

Human Resources prepare a profile of the workforce each year. For more details please:

If you would like any of the above information in Braille, large print or an alternative format please contact us on 01594 812607.