Census Data

Swindon: National identity - UK

Location Type: Unitary Authorities, ONS Geographic Code: E06000030

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Key Facts

All Residents 233,407
Male 116,063
Female 117,347
Households 95,862
Population Density (people/km2) 1,014.4
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 233,407
British only identity 121,695
English only identity 36,458
English and British only identity 34,435
Welsh only identity 1,293
Welsh and British only identity 606
Any other combination of only UK identities 2,358
Scottish only identity 958
Scottish and British only identity 475
Northern Irish only identity 262
Northern Irish and British only identity 136
Cornish only identity 49
Cornish and British only identity 8
Any other combination of only UK identities 470
Irish only identity 884
Irish and at least one UK identity 183
Other identity only 30,813
Other identity and at least one UK identity 4,682
Non-UK identity only 31,697
UK identity and non-UK identity 4,865

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