This dataset provides 2011 estimates that classify usual residents in England and Wales by ethnic group. The ethnic group classification used is the standard 18-category classification corresponding to the tick box response options on the census questionnaire. The estimates are as at census day, 27 March 2011.

This information is used to help understand what the population perceive their ethnic group or background to be. It also helps public bodies to develop policy to assess the needs of different population groups and meet statutory obligations relating to race equality.

Similar information from the 2001 Census was provided in table UV09.

Statistical Disclosure Control
In order to protect against disclosure of personal information from the 2011 Census, there has been swapping of records in the Census database between different geographic areas, and so some counts will be affected. In the main, the greatest effects will be at the lowest geographies, since the record swapping is targeted towards those households with unusual characteristics in small areas.

More details on the ONS Census disclosure control strategy may be found on the Statistical Disclosure Control page on the ONS web site.
Table ID
QS201EW
Source
Census 2011
Units
Keywords
Ethnic Group, Usual Resident
Coverage
England and Wales
Area types
Output area and above
Latest data
2011
Last updated
2013-01-30 09:30
Variables
Rural Urban, Ethnic Group
Contact
Census
Email
census.customerservices@ons.gov.uk
Phone
01329 444 972
Website
http://www.ons.gov.uk/census
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