FOI request detail

Please provide a vreakdown of the ethnicity of all Private Hire Drivers

Request ID: FOI-4988-1718
Date published: 23 April 2018

You asked

I would like to request a breakdown of the ethnicity of all Private Hire drivers registered to operate in London. Please make this more comprehensive than a simple 'White' and 'BAME' classification. On application drivers are asked their ethnic group. Please provide a breakdown in the classifications recommended by the ONS in section 4 of this link If those categories are not the same as used in the application, then TfL's own categorizations shall suffice. I believe that the burden in collating such data is not too high. The data is likely to be held on a central database where driver information is kept after processing. The request being made would be a simple query to be ran through the database to produce a report of the ethnicity of the drivers and the number of drivers per ethnicity. As such it is unlikely that the cost of determining whether you hold the information, locating and retrieving it and extracting it from other information would exceed the appropriate limit.

We answered


Our ref: FOI-4988-1718

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 26 March 2018.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy.  I can confirm TfL does hold the information you require.

The information you asked for is available on our website using the following link:

In accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is already accessible to you elsewhere.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Yours sincerely

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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