Census Data

Lincoln: National identity - UK

Location Type: Non-metropolitan Districts, ONS Geographic Code: E07000138

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Key Facts

All Residents 103,813
Male 51,403
Female 52,410
Households 42,506
Population Density (people/km2) 2,908.9
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 103,814
British only identity 53,159
English only identity 16,225
English and British only identity 19,822
Welsh only identity 261
Welsh and British only identity 114
Any other combination of only UK identities 1,180
Scottish only identity 536
Scottish and British only identity 217
Northern Irish only identity 121
Northern Irish and British only identity 59
Cornish only identity 10
Cornish and British only identity 1
Any other combination of only UK identities 236
Irish only identity 363
Irish and at least one UK identity 80
Other identity only 10,949
Other identity and at least one UK identity 1,661
Non-UK identity only 11,312
UK identity and non-UK identity 1,741

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