Recommendations for Collecting Inclusive Demographic Data

By revealing where information at the community level may be masking disparate outcomes, disaggregated data gives multi-sector organizations the opportunity to understand the different histories, challenges, and needs of San Antonians, and thereby create responsive policies, budgets, and programs. Disaggregated data additionally helps multi-sector organizations reach the populations that need their services the most. This one-pager offers a template for capturing demographics in your work. Where possible, you should track and report the intersection of demographics—not just race, but race and gender identity and age and place. Updated August 2021.