Census Data

Addiscombe West: National identity - UK

Location Type: Electoral Wards/Divisions, ONS Geographic Code: E05011463

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Key Facts

All Residents 16,208
Male 7,886
Female 8,322
Households 6,851
Population Density (people/km2) 12,068.5
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 16,211
British only identity 8,972
English only identity 1,319
English and British only identity 1,083
Welsh only identity 34
Welsh and British only identity 15
Any other combination of only UK identities 110
Scottish only identity 43
Scottish and British only identity 13
Northern Irish only identity 22
Northern Irish and British only identity 9
Cornish only identity 2
Cornish and British only identity 1
Any other combination of only UK identities 20
Irish only identity 132
Irish and at least one UK identity 26
Other identity only 3,859
Other identity and at least one UK identity 661
Non-UK identity only 3,991
UK identity and non-UK identity 687

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