Census Data

Colchester: National identity - UK

Location Type: Built Up Areas, ONS Geographic Code: E63004104

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Key Facts

All Residents 135,188
Male 66,223
Female 68,946
Households 55,306

The ONS doesn't publish census data directly for Built Up Areas. The figures on this page are aggregated from census areas contained within Colchester. They may not, therefore, be precisely accurate. Age-standardised statistics and population density are not available for aggregated datasets.

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 135,131
British only identity 74,127
English only identity 19,962
English and British only identity 21,983
Welsh only identity 300
Welsh and British only identity 117
Any other combination of only UK identities 1,354
Scottish only identity 553
Scottish and British only identity 303
Northern Irish only identity 164
Northern Irish and British only identity 78
Cornish only identity 12
Cornish and British only identity 3
Any other combination of only UK identities 241
Irish only identity 657
Irish and at least one UK identity 127
Other identity only 13,625
Other identity and at least one UK identity 2,879
Non-UK identity only 14,282
UK identity and non-UK identity 3,006

These values are calculated by adding up the values for census output areas contained within Colchester. They may, therefore, be slightly inaccurate due to administrative boundaries not precisely aligning with census boundaries.

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