The 1991 ethnicity output classification

The 1991 ethnicity output classification is a way to re-categorise the various subgroups of the Black-Other and Other-Other categories. In the 1991 census "Ethnic Group and Country of Birth" report, only one table is presented using the full 35-category classification; the rest use the 10-category output classification. If you intend to compare your results from the LS with published census results, you will need to use this output classification.

Table 1 below shows the coding scheme for ETHNIC9, which corresponds to the full classification. Table 2 shows how these codes map onto the categories of the output classification. You will notice that the output classification introduces a new category, Other-Asian, which contains those subgroups of Black-Other and Other-Other that are specifically described as Asian.

Table 1: ETHNIC9 coding scheme

ETHNIC9 category ETHNIC9 code
White 00
Black Caribbean 01
Black African 02
Indian 03
Pakistani 04
Bangladeshi 05
Chinese 06
Black-Other: British 70
Black-Other: Caribbean Island 71
Black-Other: North African 72
Black-Other: Other African 73
Black-Other: East African Asian 74
Black-Other: Indian Subcontinent 75
Black-Other: Other Asian 76
Black-Other: Other 77
Black-Other: Black/White 78
Black-Other: Asian/White 79
Black-Other: Other Mixed 80
Other-Other: British, Ethnic Group indicated 81
Other-Other: British, no Ethnic Group indicated 82
Other-Other: Caribbean Island 83
Other-Other: North African 84
Other-Other: Other African 85
Other-Other: East African Asian 86
Other-Other: Indian Subcontinent 87
Other-Other: Other Asian 88
Other-Other: Irish 89
Other-Other: Greek (including Greek Cypriot) 90
Other-Other: Turkish (including Turkish Cypriot) 91
Other-Other: Other European 92
Other-Other: Other answers 93
Other-Other: Black/White 94
Other-Other: Asian/White 95
Other-Other: Mixed White 96
Other-Other: Other mixed 97

Table 2: 1991 ethnicity output classification

Ethnicity category ETHNIC9 codes
White 00, 89, 90, 91, 96
Black-Caribbean 01, 71, 83
Black-African 02, 73, 85
Indian 03
Pakistani 04
Bangladeshi 05
Chinese 06
Black-Other 70, 77, 78, 80
Other-Asian 74, 75, 76, 86, 87, 88
Other-Other 72, 79, 81, 82, 84, 93, 94, 95, 97