Detail of release

Small population tables provide census data for some of the key characteristics of people in specific small population groups - for example individuals of an ethnic group, a country of birth, a religion or a national identity - in which the small size of the total population in that group means confidentiality constraints limit the release of more detailed standard statistics.

These small population data are produced only for geographic areas in which the small population being counted is exceeds a threshold or 100 or 200. Only the areas in which the population exceeds these thresholds are included in each table. This means that all tables do not contain the same geographic areas, because those exceeding the threshold will vary depending on the small population being counted.

All Small Population datasets

Small Population datasets - part 2

The second set of small population statistics provides tables for separate ethnic group, religion or national identity small population groups. These cover key characteristics such as age, sex, economic activity, qualifications, provision of unpaid care and disability.

The following population groups are available

Small Population datasets - part 1

The first set of small population tables breakdown a specific ethnic group or country of birth population by five year age bands by sex, for a total of 30 population groups for Local Authorities where there are 200 or more usual residents from that population group.

Ethnic group data

Country of birth data

More Information

Groups not included in this set can be requested as similar outputs through the commissioned table service, for a charge. More information is available on the ONS wesbite.

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