Cultural

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Topic: Cultural

Country of Birth

Definition

This question records each person's country of birth. A different order is used for the tick box responses for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Where there is no applicable tick-box, the respondent is asked to write-in the present name of their country of birth. The variable is coded using the ONS Geography Classification of Countries (OGCC) (a coding system used in some other ONS outputs).

Output Classifications

Applicability: All people, UK

The most detailed classification used in standard output is:

Europe

United Kingdom:

  •  Scotland
  •  England
  •  Northern Ireland
  •  Wales
  • UK part not specified

Republic of Ireland

Ireland part not specified

Channel Islands and Isle of Man

Other Western Europe

EU countries

  •  France
  •  Germany
  •  Italy
  •  Netherlands
  •  Spain
  •  Other EU

Non EU countries in Western Europe

Eastern Europe

Poland

Other Eastern Europe

Africa

North Africa

Central and Western Africa

  •  Nigeria
  • other Central and Western Africa

South and Eastern Africa

  •  Kenya
  •  South Africa
  •  Zimbabwe
  •  Other South and Eastern Africa

Asia

Middle East

  • Cyprus
  • Iran
  • Other Middle East

Far East

  •  China
  •  Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Malaysia 
  • Singapore
  • Other Far East

South Asia

  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Other South Asia

North America

Canada

Caribbean & West Indies

  • Jamaica
  • Other Caribbean & West Indies

USA

Other North America

South America

Oceania

Australia

New Zealand

Other Oceania

Other

The following list gives the countries available for commissioned output. The codes in brackets represent the corresponding OGCC codes. (nos) stands for 'not otherwise specified'.

Europe

United Kingdom:

  • Scotland (179)
  • England (064)
  • Northern Ireland (152)
  • Wales (220)
  • UK part not specified (078, 213)

Republic of Ireland (097)

Ireland part not specified (930)

Channel Islands (003, 044, 083, 083A, 083B, 083C, 103, 177) Isle of Man (128)

Other Western Europe

EU countries

  • Austria (012)
  • Belgium (019)
  • Denmark (057)
  • Finland (070)
  • France (071)
  • Germany (075)
  • Greece (079, 079A, 079B, 079C)
  • Italy (099, 099A)
  • Luxembourg (120)
  • Netherlands (144)
  • Portugal (164, 164A)
  • Spain (190, 190C)
  • Sweden (195)

Non EU countries in Western Europe

  • Andorra (005)
  • Gibraltar (077)
  • Iceland (092)
  • Liechtenstein (118)
  • Malta and Gozo (127)
  • Monaco (135)
  • Norway (153)
  • San Marino (175)
  • Switzerland (196)
  • Europe (nos) (927)

Eastern Europe

Albania (002)

Belarus (018)

Bosnia and Herzegovina (025, 088)

Bulgaria (032)

Commonwealth of (Russian) Independent States (nos) (048)

Croatia (053)

Czech Republic (056, 227)

Estonia (066)

Hungary (091)

Latvia (113)

Lithuania (119)

Macedonia (121)

Montenegro (138)

Moldova (134)

Poland (163)

Romania (168)

Russia (169)

Serbia (181,181A)

Slovakia (185)

Slovenia (186)

Turkey (206)

Ukraine (231)

Union of Soviet Socialist States (nos) (228)

Yugoslavia (nos) (223)

Africa

North Africa

  • Algeria (004)
  • Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla (190A, 190B, 190D)
  • Cape Verde (039)
  • Egypt (062)
  • Libya (117)
  • Mauritania (130)
  • Morocco (139)
  • Sudan (192)
  • Tunisia (205)
  • North Africa (nos) (921)

Central and Western Africa

  • Benin (021)
  • Burkina Faso (033)
  • Cameroon (037)
  • Central African Republic (042)
  • Chad (043)
  • Congo (050)
  • Equatorial Guinea (065)
  • Gabon (072)
  • Gambia (073)
  • Ghana (076)
  • Guinea (084)
  • Guinea – Bissau (085)
  • Ivory Coast (100)
  • Liberia (116)
  • Mali (126)
  • Niger (149)
  • Nigeria (150)
  • Sao Tome and Principe (176)
  • Senegal (180)
  • Sierra Leone (183)
  • Togo (202)
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (224, 006A)
  • West Africa (nos) and Africa (nos) (922, 939)

South and Eastern Africa

  • Angola (006)
  • Botswana (026)
  • Burundi (035)
  • Comoros (049)
  • Djibouti (058)
  • Ethiopia (067)
  • Kenya (106)
  • Lesotho (115)
  • Madagascar (122)
  • Malawi (123)
  • Mauritius (131)
  • Mozambique (140)
  • Namibia (141, 189E)
  • Reunion (167)
  • Rwanda (170)
  • St. Helena and Dependencies (172, 172A-G)
  • Seychelles (182)
  • Somalia (188)
  • South Africa (189, 189A, 189B, 189C)
  • Swaziland (194)
  • Tanzania (200)
  • Uganda (210)
  • Zambia (225)
  • Zimbabwe (226)
  • Eritrea (229)
  • East Africa (nos) (920)

Asia

Middle East

  • Bahrain (015)
  • Cyprus (055)
  • Iran (095)
  • Iraq (096)
  • Israel (098)
  • Jordan (104)
  • Kuwait (110)
  • Lebanon (114)
  • Occupied Territories (Gaza and West Bank) (098A, 156)
  • Oman (154)
  • Qatar (166)
  • Saudi Arabia (178)
  • Syrian Arab Republic (197)
  • United Arab Emirates (212, 212A-G)
  • Yemen (222, 222A)
  • Middle East (nos) (931)

Far East

• Brunei (031)

• Myanmar (034)

• Cambodia (036)

• China (046, 046A, 164B)

• Hong Kong (046B)

• Indonesia (011C, 094, 094B)

  • Japan (102)
  • Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (108)
  • Korea, Republic of (109)
  • Laos (112)
  • Malaysia (124)
  • Mongolia (136)
  • Philippines (161)
  • Singapore (184)
  • Taiwan (198)
  • Thailand (201)
  • Vietnam (219)

Asian countries in former USSR:

Middle East

  • Armenia (230)
  • Azerbaijan (013)
  • Georgia (074)

Far East

  • Kazakhstan (105)
  • Kyrgyzstan (111)
  • Tajikistan (199)
  • Turkmenistan (207)
  • Uzbekistan (216)

South Asia

  • Afghanistan (001)
  • Bangladesh (016)
  • British Indian Ocean Territory (029)
  • Bhutan (023)
  • India (093, 093A)
  • Maldives (125)
  • Nepal (143)
  • Pakistan (155)
  • Sri Lanka (191)
  • Asia (nos) (924)

North America

Canada (038, 071G)

USA (214)

West Indies

  • Anguilla (007)
  • Antigua and Barbuda (008, 008A, 008B)
  • Bahamas (014)
  • Barbados (017)
  • Bermuda (022)
  • British Virgin Islands (030)
  • Cayman Islands (041)
  • Dominica (059)
  • Grenada (081)
  • Guadeloupe (071D)
  • Jamaica (101)
  • Martinique (071E)
  • Montserrat (137)
  • Netherland Antilles (145, 145B, 145C)
  • St Christopher (St Kitts) – Nevis (171)
  • St Lucia (173)
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines (174)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (204)
  • Turks and Caicos Islands (208)
  • US Virgin Islands (214H)
  • West Indies (nos) (937)

Caribbean

  • Cuba (054)
  • Dominican Republic (060)
  • Haiti (087)
  • Puerto Rico (165)

Other North America

  • Belize (020)
  • Costa Rica (052)
  • El Salvador (063)
  • Greenland (080)
  • Guatemala (082)
  • Honduras (089)
  • Mexico (132)
  • Nicaragua (148)
  • Panama (157, 157A)

South America

Argentina (009)

Bolivia (024)

Brazil (027)

Chile (045)

Columbia (047)

Ecuador (061)

Falkland Islands (068, 068A, 068B)

French Guiana (071A)

Guyana (086)

Paraguay (159)

Peru (160)

Suriname (193)

Uruguay (215)

Venezuela (218)

South America (nos) (934)

Oceania

Australia (011)

Caroline Islands (040)

Cook Islands (051)

Fiji (069)

Kiribati (107)

Marshall Islands (129)

Micronesia (The Federated States of) (133)

Nauru (142)

New Zealand (147)

Niue (151)

Papua New Guinea (158)

Pitcairn Islands Group (162)

Solomon Islands (187)

Tonga (203)

Tuvalu (209)

Vanuatu (217)

Western Samoa (221)

Other Oceania (009A, 011A, 011B, 011D-F, 028, 045A, 071B, 071C, 071F, 071H, 074F, 147A, 147B, 153A-C, 214A-G, 214J)

Other

At sea (900)

In the air (903)

Elsewhere not stated (299)

Output

CAST07

S202, S206, S236

KS05

T16, T17, T27

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.

Ethnic Group

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.

Output Classifications

SCOTLAND

  • White Scottish
  • Other White British
  • White Irish
  • Other White

Indian

Pakistani and other South Asian

  • Pakistani
  • Bangladeshi
  • Other South Asian

Chinese

Other

  • Caribbean
  • African
  • Black Scottish or Other Black
  • Any Mixed Background
  • Other Ethnic Group

ENGLAND AND WALES

White

• British

• Irish

• Other White

Mixed

• White and Black Caribbean

• White and Black African

• White and Asian

• Other Mixed

Asian and Asian British

• Indian

• Pakistani

• Bangladeshi

• Other Asian

Black or Black British

• Caribbean

• African

• Other Black

Chinese or Other Ethnic Group

• Chinese

• Other Ethnic Group

NORTHERN IRELAND

White

• White

• Irish Traveller

Mixed

Asian

• Indian

• Pakistani

• Bangladeshi

• Other Asian

Black

• Black Caribbean

• Black African

• Black Other

Chinese or Other Ethnic Group

• Chinese

• Other Ethnic Group

DETAILED CATEGORIES

British, Mixed British

Irish

English

Scottish

Welsh

Cornish

Northern Irish

Ulster Scots

Cypriot (part not stated)

Greek

Greek Cypriot

Turkish

Turkish Cypriot

Italian

Irish Traveller

Traveller

Gypsy/Romany

Polish

Baltic States (Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian)

Commonwealth o (Russian) Independent States

Kosovan

Albanian

Bosnian

Croatian

Serbian

Other republics which made up the former Yugoslavia

Mixed: Irish and Other white

Other white European, European Mixed

Other mixed white

Other white, white unspecified

-

White and Black Caribbean

White and Black African

White and Asian

Black and Asian

Black and Chinese

Black and White

Chinese and White

Asian and Chinese

Other Mixed, Mixed unspecified

-

Indian or British Indian

Pakistani or British Pakistani

Bangladeshi or British Bangladeshi

Punjabi

Kashmiri

East African Asian

Sri Lankan

Tamil

Sinhalese

Caribbean Asian

British Asian

Mixed Asian

Other Asian, Asian unspecified

-

Caribbean

African

Somali

Nigerian

Black British

Mixed Black

Other Black, Black unspecified

-

Chinese

Vietnamese

Japanese

Filipino

Malaysian

-

Buddhist

Hindu

Jewish

Muslim

Sikh

Arab

North African

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

Israeli

Iranian

Kurdish

Moroccan

Latin American

South and Central American

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

Any other group

-

Applicability: All people.

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.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Language, Gaelic (Scotland)

Definition

This question asks the person's abilities in Scottish Gaelic through multi-ticking a list of 4 competencies.

Separate variables are provided on the output database for each type of competence.

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Output Classifications

Applicability: All people

LNUPWSNI

0 Cannot understand spoken language

1 Can understand spoken language

LANSPWSNI

0 Cannot speak language

1 Can speak language

LANRPWSNI

0 Cannot read language

1 Can read language

LANWPWSNI

0 Cannot write language

1 Can write language

Total number of categories for each variable: 2

Output

CAS206

S206

KS06

T27

UV12

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.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Multiple Ethnic Identifier

Definition

This household classification provides an indicator of multiple ethnic identities within and between family generations. 'Same ethnic group' is defined as the same category in the 16 group classification (England and Wales), 14 group classification (Scotland) or 12 group classification (Northern Ireland). See Ethnic Group (ETHPUK).

Output Classifications

Applicability: All occupied household spaces

1 One person household

2 All household members have the same ethnic group

3 Different identities between generations only

4 Different identities within partnerships (whether or not also different identities between generations)

5 Any other combination of multiple ethnic identities

X Not applicable

Total number of categories: 6

Not applicable category (X) comprises: households with no residents

Output

UV69

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.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Religion

Definition

These questions ask the person to record their religion. In Scotland there is a separate question asking for the religion the person was brought up in. In Northern Ireland, people who do not regard themselves as belonging to any religion are asked to record the religion they were brought up in. A write-in is provided where the person's religion is not provided as a tick box response. A detailed list of codes was used to code the write-in responses for England and Wales and Northern Ireland. This list contains some codes, added during processing, which are only applicable in Northern Ireland. Write-in answers are not coded in Scotland.

Missing answers will not be imputed so the classifications include a 'not stated' category.

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Output Classifications

The classifications usd in standard output are:

SCOTLAND

None

Church of Scotland

Roman Catholic

Other Christian

Buddhist

Hindu

Jewish

Muslim

Sikh

Another religion

Not answered

Output

CAS203

S203

KS07

T25, T26

UV16, UV17

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.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.