The Equality Indicators measure equality at four different levels—indicator, topic, theme, and citywide.
- Lowest level
- Comprised of 96 indicators
- 86 of these indicators compare most- and least-likely-to-be disadvantaged groups on a particular outcome using ratios
- The remaining 10 indicators are expressed as numbers (rates or percentages) for one particular group only
- For example, for hate crime victimization, although disadvantaged populations include racial and religious minorities and LGBTQ, it is not apparent what their hate-crime victimization rates should be compared to. Similarly, for disability and taxi accessibility, there is no relevant point of comparison.
- Second-lowest level
- 24 topics (4 indicators per topic)
- For example, the indicator on disability and unemployment is included under the broader topic of Employment.
- Second-highest level
- 6 themes (4 topics per theme)
- Themes include: (1) Economy; (2) Education; (3) Health; (4) Housing; (5) Justice; and (6) Services.
- The topic of Employment, for example, is included under the theme of Economy
- Highest level
- 1 framework (with 6 themes)
- At this level, all six themes and the 96 individual indicators underlying them, produce a measure of equality citywide.