Ethnic group

Mnemonic (reference code): ETHGRPS, ETHGRPEW, ETHGRPNI, ETHNIC1

Definition: This question records each person's perceived ethnic group and cultural background. Although the questions differ between the different parts of the UK, the same detailed codes are used across the UK to code the write-in responses. In standard output the most detailed classification used is 16 groups (England and Wales), 14 groups (Scotland) and 12 groups (Northern Ireland). The full list of categories will be available for commissioned output.

Applicability: All people

Classification:

SCOTLAND (ETHGRPS)

Code

Name

01

White Scottish

02

Other White British

03

White Irish

04

Other White

05

Mixed or multiple ethnic group

06

Indian

07

Pakistani

08

Bangladeshi

09

Other South Asian

10

Caribbean

11

African

12

Black Scottish or Other Black

13

Chinese

14

Other Ethnic Group

ENGLAND AND WALES (ETHGRPEW)

Code

Name

01

White British

02

White Irish

03

Other White

04

White and Black Caribbean

05

White and Black African

06

White and Asian

07

Other Mixed

08

Indian

09

Pakistani

10

Bangladeshi

11

Other Asian

12

Black Caribbean

13

Black African

14

Other Black

15

Chinese

​16

Other Ethnic Group

NORTHERN IRELAND (ETHGRPNI)

Code

Name

01

White

02

Irish Traveller

03

Mixed

04

Indian

05

Pakistani

06

Bangladeshi

07

Black Caribbean

08

Black African

09

Other Black

10

Chinese

11

Other Ethnic Group

12

Other Asian

DETAILED CATEGORIES (ETHNIC1)

Code

Name

01

British, Mixed British

02

Irish

03

English

04

Scottish

05

Welsh

06

Cornish

07

Cypriot (part not stated)

08

Greek

09

Greek Cypriot

10

Turkish

11

Turkish Cypriot

12

Italian

13

Irish Traveller

14

Traveller

15

Gypsy/Romany

16

Polish

17

Commonwealth of (Russian) Independent States

18

Kosovan

19

Albanian

​20

Baltic States (Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian)

21

White and Black Caribbean

​22

White and Black African

23

White and Asian

24

Black and Asian

25

Black and Chinese

26

Black and White

27

Chinese and White

28

Asian and Chinese

29, 52 - 56, 58, 67, 68, 80, 91 - 99

Other Mixed, Mixed unspecified

30

Latin American

31

Bosnian

32

Croatian

33

Serbian

34

Other republics which made up the former Yugoslavia

35

South and Central American
36

Other Mixed White

37

Other White European, European Mixed

38

Northern Irish

39

Other White, White unspecified

40

Mixed: Irish and Other white

41

Indian or British Indian

42

Pakistani or British Pakistani

43

Bangladeshi or British Bangladeshi

44

Mixed Asian

45

Punjabi

46

Kashmiri

47

East African Asian

48

Sri Lankan

49

Tamil

50

Sinhalese
51

British Asian

57

Caribbean Asian

59

Other Asian, Asian unspecified

60

Ulster Scots

61

Caribbean

62

African

63

Somali

64

Mixed Black

65

Nigerian

66

Black British

69

Other Black, Black unspecified

71

Buddhist

72

Hindu

73

Jewish

74

Muslim

75

Sikh

76

Arab

77

Kurdish

78

Moroccan

79

Israeli

81

Chinese

82

North African
83

Other Middle Eastern (excluding Israeli, Iranian and 'Arab')

84

Vietnamese

85

Japanese

86

Filipino

87

Malaysian

88

Iranian

89

Any other group

90

Multi-ethnic islands: Mauritian, Seychellois, Maldivian, St Helena

Output:

CAST07, CAST08

S201, S202, S205, S207, S208, S209, S211, S212, S213, S216, S226, S227, S228, S238, S235, S236, S237, S239, S240, S241, S242, S243, S244, S245, S246, S247

KS06

T25, T26, T27, T28

UV10

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.