Census 2011: Regions & Districts – Country of Birth (KS204) ( KS204-NRD )

This is the Country of Birth table (KS204) from the 2011 Census. The table provides data on the Country of Birth of usual residents. Data is for England, regions and districts.

The question was: What is your Country of Birth?

  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Elsewhere

The elsewhere countries were then split into EU member countries in 2001,

  • Other EU accession countries
  • Other Countries

The 2011 census in England and Wales took place on 27th March 2011. It provides a snapshot of the population and its characteristics on that day.

Further information about the census estimates, including details about the methodology is available here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/census/2011/index.html

Citation

Identification Number: KS204-NRD
Authoring Entity: Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Producer: Milton Keynes Council
Copyright: © Crown Copyright 2012
Date of Production: 2012-12-11

Country of birth – Country of birth is the country in which a person was born. The country of birth question included six tick box responses – one for each of the four parts of the UK, one for the Republic of Ireland, and one for ‘Elsewhere’. Where a person ticked ‘Elsewhere’, they were asked to write in the current name of the country in which they were born. Responses are assigned codes based on the National Statistics Country Classification. The grouping of countries within the classification is broadly regional, but takes into account the grouping of European Union (EU) countries. Countries in the EU are grouped into those that were EU members in March 2001, and those that became members (Accession countries) between April 2001 and March 2011 as part of the EU enlargement process. When a person’s written response to the country of birth question was a former country name, and the country that it relates to no longer exists and is not wholly contained within the geographic boundary of a current country, the response was coded to one of the additional categories contained in the ‘Former country’ grouping. For example, ‘Czechoslovakia’ was coded to ‘Czechoslovakia not otherwise specified’.

Usual resident – The main population base for outputs from the 2011 Census is the usual resident population as at census day 27 March 2011. Although the population base for enumeration included non-UK short-term residents, this population is analysed separately and is not included in the main outputs from the 2011 Census. All outputs, unless specified, are produced using only usual residents of the UK. For 2011 Census purposes, a usual resident of the UK is anyone who, on census day, was in the UK and had stayed or intended to stay in the UK for a period of 12 months or more, or had a permanent UK address and was outside the UK and intended to be outside the UK for less than 12 months.

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