Derived variables: country of birth 2001


Name of derived variable: COBEUMEM
Variable label: Country of birth 2001, by date of accession to EU if appropriate

1 "1951" (Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands)
2 "1973 excl. UK" (Denmark, Ireland)
3 "1981" (Greece)
4 "1986" (Portugal, Spain)
5 "1995" (Austria, Finland, Sweden)
6 "2004" (Cyprus, Czech Rep., Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia)
7 "2007" (Bulgaria, Romania)
8 "UK"
9 "Elsewhere in the world"

Derived from: COBP0, COBPIMP (in ME01)
Study group: All enumerated at the 2001 Census
Likely uses: To compare the circumstances of migrants following EU enlargement with other migrants and the UK-born population.

Users will note that since the data on Country of Birth are drawn from the 2001 Census, people born in the 2004 and 2007 Accession Groups are being enumerated in England or Wales before the accession to the EU of their country of birth.

The 2001 Census codes do not distinguish between the (former) East and West Germany; both are therefore included the '1951' category above.

The EU Special Territories (Outermost Regions, and Overseas Countries and Territories) have not been included in the above categories.

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Last modified 1 October 2010