Census Data

Barking and Dagenham: National identity - UK

Location Type: Built Up Areas, ONS Geographic Code: E63004859

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Key Facts

All Residents 230,311
Male 112,214
Female 118,101
Households 77,604

The ONS doesn't publish census data directly for Built Up Areas. The figures on this page are aggregated from census areas contained within Barking and Dagenham. 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 230,265
British only identity 131,798
English only identity 22,758
English and British only identity 14,122
Welsh only identity 112
Welsh and British only identity 47
Any other combination of only UK identities 551
Scottish only identity 217
Scottish and British only identity 69
Northern Irish only identity 120
Northern Irish and British only identity 23
Cornish only identity 3
Cornish and British only identity 0
Any other combination of only UK identities 119
Irish only identity 972
Irish and at least one UK identity 120
Other identity only 53,577
Other identity and at least one UK identity 6,208
Non-UK identity only 54,549
UK identity and non-UK identity 6,328

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

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