This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Proportion of population who feel safe walking alone after dark
Proportion of population who feel very or fairly safe walking alone after dark
England and Wales
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Disability Status - The (GSS) harmonised "core" definition identifies a person as disabled if they have a physical or mental health condition or illness that has lasted or is expected to last 12 months or more. It must reduce their ability to carry-out day-to-day activities. It is important to note that a person who has a long-term illness that does not reduce their ability to carry-out day-to-day activities is not disabled under the definition. The GSS harmonised questions are asked of the respondent in the survey, meaning that disability status is self-reported. The GSS definition is designed to reflect the definitions that appear in legal terms in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) for Northern Ireland and the 2010 Equality Act for Great Britain.
The income definition used is based on the National Statistics harmonised classification. As the income bandings are slightly different, data are not comparable to previous years therefore figures for previous years have been removed from the platform.
For details of the Crime Survey for England and Wales, see the user guide to crime statistics for England and Wales.
The year format refers to the two years covered by the data, from April of the first year to March of the following year. For example, 2019/20 covers the period of April 2019 to March 2020.
For further information on the quality of the estimates please refer to the source data which provides the unweighted base sizes of the samples.
The Washington Group on Disability Statistics are often used to provide a cross-nationally comparable population-based measures of disability. Please see the article Measuring disability - comparing approaches for a comparison between the GSS Harmonised measure (used here) and the Washington Group measure.
Data by disability status are available from 2006/07, however this is based on detailed breakdowns and does not align to the core definition under the 2010 Equality Act. This data are available in the 2017/18 dataset and 2006/07 to 2016/17 dataset.
This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||24 June 2022|
|Metadata last updated||22 November 2021|