Census Data

Barking and Dagenham: National identity - UK

Location Type: London Boroughs, ONS Geographic Code: E09000002

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Key Facts

All Residents 218,869
Male 106,581
Female 112,288
Households 73,902
Population Density (people/km2) 6,065.8
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 218,869
British only identity 124,319
English only identity 22,052
English and British only identity 13,685
Welsh only identity 106
Welsh and British only identity 47
Any other combination of only UK identities 540
Scottish only identity 214
Scottish and British only identity 63
Northern Irish only identity 120
Northern Irish and British only identity 24
Cornish only identity 4
Cornish and British only identity 0
Any other combination of only UK identities 115
Irish only identity 921
Irish and at least one UK identity 108
Other identity only 51,201
Other identity and at least one UK identity 5,890
Non-UK identity only 52,122
UK identity and non-UK identity 5,998

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