England and Wales Census 2021 - Ethnic group by age and sex

These datasets provide a breakdown of ethnic group by age and sex, ethnic group by age and ethnic group by sex

Information from Census 2021 on the sex and age characteristics of ethnic groups and how this has changed since 2011 in England and Wales.

Since 1991, the census for England and Wales has included a question about ethnic group.

In 2021, the ethnic group question had two stages. Firstly, a person identified through one of the following five high-level ethnic groups:

  • "Asian, Asian British, Asian Welsh"

  • "Black, Black British, Black Welsh, Caribbean or African"

  • "Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups"

  • "White"

  • "Other ethnic group"

Secondly, a person identifies through 1 of the 19 available response options, which include categories with write-in response options.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated January 24, 2023, 10:18 (GMT)
Created January 24, 2023, 10:18 (GMT)
Visibility Public
Year 2021
Topics Ethnicity
Units Persons
Geographic Layer Countries
Local Authorities
Frequency Decennial
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5257/census/aggregate-2021-1
Citation Office for National Statistics; National Records of Scotland; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency; UK Data Service. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5257/census/aggregate-2021-1
Geographical Coverage Location England and Wales
Granularity Country level down to Local Authority
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