ETHNIC CATEGORY CODE 2001

The ethnicity of a PERSON, as specified by the PERSON.

ETHNIC CATEGORY CODE 2001 is the classification used for the 2001 census.

The Office for National Statistics has developed a further breakdown of the group from that given, which may be used locally.

Note: the National Code descriptions have been updated. The Data Set specifications that contain this item will be updated in the next version of the Information Standard where they are not already correct.

National Codes:

AWhite - British
BWhite - Irish
CWhite - Any other White background
DMixed - White and Black Caribbean
EMixed - White and Black African
FMixed - White and Asian
GMixed - Any other mixed background
HAsian or Asian British - Indian
JAsian or Asian British - Pakistani
KAsian or Asian British - Bangladeshi
LAsian or Asian British - Any other Asian background
MBlack or Black British - Caribbean
NBlack or Black British - African
PBlack or Black British - Any other Black background
ROther Ethnic Groups - Chinese
SOther Ethnic Groups - Any other ethnic group
ZNot stated

National code Z - Not Stated should be used where the PERSON has been given the opportunity to state their ETHNIC CATEGORY but chose not to.

 

This attribute is also known by these names:
ContextAlias
formerlyETHNIC CATEGORY CODE
pluralETHNIC CATEGORY CODES 2001