Census Data

Islington 023B: National identity - UK

Location Type: Lower layer Super Output Areas, ONS Geographic Code: E01002702

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Key Facts

All Residents 2,468
Male 1,146
Female 1,323
Households 1,115
Population Density (people/km2) 21,312.6
Table Codets027
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options17

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents in England and Wales by their national identity. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


Someone’s national identity is a self-determined assessment of their own identity, it could be the country or countries where they feel they belong or think of as home. It is not dependent on ethnic group or citizenship.

Respondents could select more than one national identity.

Quality Statement

The increase since the 2011 Census in people identifying as “British” and fall in people identifying as “English” may partly reflect true changes in self-perception. It is also likely to reflect that “British” replaced “English” as the first response option listed on the questionnaire in England.

More information at the ONS website

National identity: Total: All usual residents 2,467
British only identity 1,340
English only identity 197
English and British only identity 132
Welsh only identity 3
Welsh and British only identity 1
Any other combination of only UK identities 22
Scottish only identity 10
Scottish and British only identity 2
Northern Irish only identity 7
Northern Irish and British only identity 0
Cornish only identity 0
Cornish and British only identity 0
Any other combination of only UK identities 3
Irish only identity 23
Irish and at least one UK identity 4
Other identity only 654
Other identity and at least one UK identity 91
Non-UK identity only 677
UK identity and non-UK identity 95

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