The categories ‘Gypsy’ and ‘Irish Traveller’ were included as ethnicity options for the first time in the 2011 Census. However, there continues to be a woeful lack of demographic data about this group of people. Jenni Berlin of The Traveller Network told Toni Sekinah why there is so little data, the implications of it and what can be done to remedy the situation.
Thinking about data in a business context can mean it becomes very abstract and far removed from the personal experience. But when you think about data in terms of identity and classification, it becomes much more personal and meaningful. Toni Sekinah sat in on a debate and discussion around data, race and ethnicity.