LS variable metadata
Variable: ETHP0
Table: ME01
Short description: Ethnicity. 2001.
Full description: Three digit code denoting ethnic group.
Coding notes: The first digit of this 3-digit code describes major groups as follows:
1 White
2 Mixed
3 Asian or Asian British
4 Black or Black British
5 Chinese or other ethnic group
7 Tick in one section and text in another
8 Two or more ticks
9 Multiple text

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
101White British
102White Irish
103White English
104White Scottish
105White Welsh
106White Cornish
107White Cypriot (Part Not Stated)
108White Greek
109White Greek Cypriot
110White Turkish
111White Turkish Cypriot
112White Italian
113White Irish Traveller
114White Traveller
115White Gypsy/Romany
116White Polish
117White Former Ussr Republics
118White Kosovan
119White Albanian
120White Baltic States
121White White And Black Caribbean
122White White And Black African
123White White And Asian
124White Black And Asian
125White Black And Chinese
126White Black And White
127White Chinese And White
128White Asian And Chinese
129White Other Mixed
130White Latin American
131White Bosnian
132White Croatian
133White Serbian
134White Other Former Yugoslavia
135White South Ameican
136White Other Mixed White
137White Other European
138White Northern Irish
139White Other White
140White Mixed Irish/ Other white
141White Indian
142White Pakistani
143White Bangladeshi
144White Mixed Asian
145White Punjabi
146White Kashmiri
147White East African Asian
148White Sri Lankan
149White Tamil
150White Sinhalese
151White British Asian
152White Possible Mixed Nigerian
153White Possible Mixed Other Black
154White Possible Mixed Chinese
155White Possible Mixed Arab Or Middle Eastern
156White Possible Mixed Other
157White Caribbean Asian
158White Part Asian (Other Part Unknown)
159White Other Asian
161White Caribbean
162White African
163White Somali
164White Mixed Black
165White Nigerian
166White Black British
167White Part Caribbean (Other Part Unknown)
168White Part African (Other Part Unknown)
169White Other Black
171White Buddhist
172White Hindu
173White Jewish
174White Muslim
175White Sikh
176White Arab
177White Kurdish
178White Moroccan
179White Israeli
180White Part Chinese (Other Part Unknown)
181White Chinese
182White North African
183White Other Middle Eastern
184White Vietnamese
185White Japanese
186White Filipino
187White Malaysian
188White Iranian
189White Any Other Group
190White Multi-Ethnic Islands
191White Possible Mixed Indian
192White Possible Mixed Pakistani
193White Possible Mixed Bangladeshi
194White Possible Mixed Punjabi
195White Possible Mixed Kashmiri
196White Possible Mixed Other Asian
197White Possible Mixed Caribbean
198White Possible Mixed African
199White Possible Mixed Somali
201Mixed British
202Mixed Irish
203Mixed English
204Mixed Scottish
205Mixed Welsh
206Mixed Cornish
207Mixed Cypriot(Part Not Stated)
208Mixed Greek
209Mixed Greek Cypriot
210Mixed Turkish
211Mixed Turkish Cypriot
212Mixed Italian
213Mixed Irish Traveller
214Mixed Traveller
215Mixed Gypsy/Romany
216Mixed Polish
217Mixed Former Ussr Republics
218Mixed Kosovan
219Mixed Albanian
220Mixed Baltic States
221Mixed White And Black Caribbean
222Mixed White And Black African
223Mixed White And Asian
224Mixed Black And Asian
225Mixed Black And Chinese
226Mixed Black And White
227Mixed Chinese And White
228Mixed Asian And Chinese
229Mixed Other Mixed
230Mixed Latin American
231Mixed Bosnian
232Mixed Croatian
233Mixed Serbian
234Mixed Other Former Yugoslavia
235Mixed South Ameican
236Mixed Other Mixed White
237Mixed Other European
238Mixed Northern Irish
239Mixed Other White
240Mixed Irish / Other white
241Mixed Indian
242Mixed Pakistani
243Mixed Bangladeshi
244Mixed Mixed Asian
245Mixed Punjabi
246Mixed Kashmiri
247Mixed East African Asian
248Mixed Sri Lankan
249Mixed Tamil
250Mixed Sinhalese
251Mixed British Asian
252Mixed Possible Mixed Nigerian
253Mixed Possible Mixed Other Black
254Mixed Possible Mixed Chinese
255Mixed Possible Mixed Arab Or Middle Eastern
256Mixed Possible Mixed Other
257Mixed Caribbean Asian
258Mixed Part Asian (Other Part Unknown)
259Mixed Other Asian
261Mixed Caribbean
262Mixed African
263Mixed Somali
264Mixed Mixed Black
265Mixed Nigerian
266Mixed Black British
267Mixed Part Caribbean (Other Part Unknown)
268Mixed Part African (Other Part Unknown)
269Mixed Other Black
271Mixed Buddhist
272Mixed Hindu
273Mixed Jewish
274Mixed Muslim
275Mixed Sikh
276Mixed Arab
277Mixed Kurdish
278Mixed Moroccan
279Mixed Israeli
280Mixed Part Chinese (Other Part Unknown)
281Mixed Chinese
282Mixed North African
283Mixed Other Middle Eastern
284Mixed Vietnamese
285Mixed Japanese
286Mixed Filipino
287Mixed Malaysian
288Mixed Iranian
289Mixed Any Other Group
290Mixed Multi-Ethnic Islands
291Mixed Possible Mixed Indian
292Mixed Possible Mixed Pakistani
293Mixed Possible Mixed Bangladeshi
294Mixed Possible Mixed Punjabi
295Mixed Possible Mixed Kashmiri
296Mixed Possible Mixed Other Asian
297Mixed Possible Mixed Caribbean
298Mixed Possible Mixed African
299Mixed Possible Mixed Somali
301Asian British
302Asian Irish
303Asian English
304Asian Scottish
305Asian Welsh
306Asian Cornish
307Asian Cypriot(Part Not Stated)
308Asian Greek
309Asian Greek Cypriot
310Asian Turkish
311Asian Turkish Cypriot
312Asian Italian
313Asian Irish Traveller
314Asian Traveller
315Asian Gypsy/Romany
316Asian Polish
317Asian Former Ussr Republics
318Asian Kosovan
319Asian Albanian
321Asian White And Black Caribbean
322Asian White And Black African
323Asian White And Asian
324Asian Black And Asian
325Asian Black And Chinese
326Asian Black And White
327Asian Chinese And White
328Asian Asian And Chinese
329Asian Other Mixed
330Asian Latin American
331Asian Bosnian
332Asian Croatian
333Asian Serbian
334Asian Other Former Yugoslavia
335Asian South Ameican
336Asian Other Mixed White
337Asian Other European
338Asian Northern Irish
339Asian Other White
341Asian Indian
342Asian Pakistani
343Asian Bangladeshi
344Asian Mixed Asian
345Asian Punjabi
346Asian Kashmiri
347Asian East African Asian
348Asian Sri Lankan
349Asian Tamil
350Asian Sinhalese
351Asian British Asian
352Asian Possible Mixed Nigerian
353Asian Possible Mixed Other Black
354Asian Possible Mixed Chinese
355Asian Possible Mixed Arab Or Middle Eastern
356Asian Possible Mixed Other
357Asian Caribbean Asian
358Asian Part Asian (Other Part Unknown)
359Asian Other Asian
361Asian Caribbean
362Asian African
363Asian Somali
364Asian Mixed Black
365Asian Nigerian
366Asian Black British
367Asian Part Caribbean (Other Part Unknown)
368Asian Part African (Other Part Unknown)
369Asian Other Black
371Asian Buddhist
372Asian Hindu
373Asian Jewish
374Asian Muslim
375Asian Sikh
376Asian Arab
377Asian Kurdish
378Asian Moroccan
379Asian Israeli
380Asian Part Chinese (Other Part Unknown)
381Asian Chinese
382Asian North African
383Asian Other Middle Eastern
384Asian Vietnamese
385Asian Japanese
386Asian Filipino
387Asian Malaysian
388Asian Iranian
389Asian Any Other Group
390Asian Multi-Ethnic Islands
391Asian Possible Mixed Indian
392Asian Possible Mixed Pakistani
393Asian Possible Mixed Bangladeshi
394Asian Possible Mixed Punjabi
395Asian Possible Mixed Kashmiri
396Asian Possible Mixed Other Asian
397Asian Possible Mixed Caribbean
398Asian Possible Mixed African
399Asian Possible Mixed Somali
401Black British
402Black Irish
403Black English
404Black Scottish
405Black Welsh
406Black Cornish
407Black Cypriot(Part Not Stated)
408Black Greek
409Black Greek Cypriot
410Black Turkish
411Black Turkish Cypriot
412Black Italian
413Black Irish Traveller
414Black Traveller
415Black Gypsy/Romany
416Black Polish
417Black Former Ussr Republics
418Black Kosovan
419Black Albanian
421Black White And Black Caribbean
422Black White And Black African
423Black White And Asian
424Black Black And Asian
425Black Black And Chinese
426Black Black And White
427Black Chinese And White
428Black Asian And Chinese
429Black Other Mixed
430Black Latin American
431Black Bosnian
432Black Croatian
433Black Serbian
434Black Other Former Yugoslavia
435Black South Ameican
436Black Other Mixed White
437Black Other European
438Black Northern Irish
439Black Other White
441Black Indian
442Black Pakistani
443Black Bangladeshi
444Black Mixed Asian
445Black Punjabi
446Black Kashmiri
447Black East African Asian
448Black Sri Lankan
449Black Tamil
450Black Sinhalese
451Black British Asian
452Black Possible Mixed Nigerian
453Black Possible Mixed Other Black
454Black Possible Mixed Chinese
455Black Possible Mixed Arab Or Middle Eastern
456Black Possible Mixed Other
457Black Caribbean Asian
458Black Part Asian (Other Part Unknown)
459Black Other Asian
461Black Caribbean
462Black African
463Black Somali
464Black Mixed Black
465Black Nigerian
466Black Black British
467Black Part Caribbean (Other Part Unknown)
468Black Part African (Other Part Unknown)
469Black Other Black
471Black Buddhist
472Black Hindu
473Black Jewish
474Black Muslim
475Black Sikh
476Black Arab
477Black Kurdish
478Black Moroccan
479Black Israeli
480Black Part Chinese (Other Part Unknown)
481Black Chinese
482Black North African
483Black Other Middle Eastern
484Black Vietnamese
485Black Japanese
486Black Filipino
487Black Malaysian
488Black Iranian
489Black Any Other Group
490Black Multi-Ethnic Islands
491Black Possible Mixed Indian
492Black Possible Mixed Pakistani
493Black Possible Mixed Bangladeshi
494Black Possible Mixed Punjabi
495Black Possible Mixed Kashmiri
496Black Possible Mixed Other Asian
497Black Possible Mixed Caribbean
498Black Possible Mixed African
499Black Possible Mixed Somali
501Other British
502Other Irish
503Other English
504Other Scottish
505Other Welsh
506Other Cornish
507Other Cypriot(Part Not Stated)
508Other Greek
509Other Greek Cypriot
510Other Turkish
511Other Turkish Cypriot
512Other Italian
513Other Irish Traveller
514Other Traveller
515Other Gypsy/Romany
516Other Polish
517Other Former Ussr Republics
518Other Kosovan
519Other Albanian
521Other White And Black Caribbean
522Other White And Black African
523Other White And Asian
524Other Black And Asian
525Other Black And Chinese
526Other Black And White
527Other Chinese And White
528Other Asian And Chinese
529Other Other Mixed
530Other Latin American
531Other Bosnian
532Other Croatian
533Other Serbian
534Other Other Former Yugoslavia
535Other South Ameican
536Other Other Mixed White
537Other Other European
538Other Northern Irish
539Other Other White
541Other Indian
542Other Pakistani
543Other Bangladeshi
544Other Mixed Asian
545Other Punjabi
546Other Kashmiri
547Other East African Asian
548Other Sri Lankan
549Other Tamil
550Other Sinhalese
551Other British Asian
552Other Possible Mixed Nigerian
553Other Possible Mixed Other Black
554Other Possible Mixed Chinese
555Other Possible Mixed Arab Or Middle Eastern
556Other Possible Mixed Other
557Other Caribbean Asian
558Other Part Asian (Other Part Unknown)
559Other Other Asian
561Other Caribbean
562Other African
563Other Somali
564Other Mixed Black
565Other Nigerian
566Other Black British
567Other Part Caribbean (Other Part Unknown)
568Other Part African (Other Part Unknown)
569Other Other Black
571Other Buddhist
572Other Hindu
573Other Jewish
574Other Muslim
575Other Sikh
576Other Arab
577Other Kurdish
578Other Moroccan
579Other Israeli
580Other Part Chinese (Other Part Unknown)
581Other Chinese
582Other North African
583Other Other Middle Eastern
584Other Vietnamese
585Other Japanese
586Other Filipino
587Other Malaysian
588Other Iranian
589Other Any Other Group
590Other Multi-Ethnic Islands
591Other Possible Mixed Indian
592Other Possible Mixed Pakistani
593Other Possible Mixed Bangladeshi
594Other Possible Mixed Punjabi
595Other Possible Mixed Kashmiri
596Other Possible Mixed Other Asian
597Other Possible Mixed Caribbean
598Other Possible Mixed African
599Other Possible Mixed Somali
701Tick in one section, text in another - British
702Tick in one section, text in another - Irish
703Tick in one section, text in another - English
704Tick in one section, text in another - Scottish
705Tick in one section, text in another - Welsh
706Tick in one section, text in another - Cornish
707Tick in one section, text in another - Cypriot(Part Not Stated)
708Tick in one section, text in another - Greek
709Tick in one section, text in another - Greek Cypriot
710Tick in one section, text in another - Turkish
711Tick in one section, text in another - Turkish Cypriot
712Tick in one section, text in another - Italian
713Tick in one section, text in another - Irish Traveller
714Tick in one section, text in another - Traveller
715Tick in one section, text in another - Gypsy/Romany
716Tick in one section, text in another - Polish
717Tick in one section, text in another - Former Ussr Republics
718Tick in one section, text in another - Kosovan
719Tick in one section, text in another - Albanian
720Tick in one section, text in another - Baltic States
721Tick in one section, text in another - White And Black Caribbean
722Tick in one section, text in another - White And Black African
723Tick in one section, text in another - White And Asian
724Tick in one section, text in another - Black And Asian
725Tick in one section, text in another - Black And Chinese
726Tick in one section, text in another - Black And White
727Tick in one section, text in another - Chinese And White
728Tick in one section, text in another - Asian And Chinese
729Tick in one section, text in another - Other Mixed
730Tick in one section, text in another - Latin American
731Tick in one section, text in another - Bosnian
732Tick in one section, text in another - Croatian
733Tick in one section, text in another - Serbian
734Tick in one section, text in another - Other Former Yugoslavia
735Tick in one section, text in another - South Ameican
736Tick in one section, text in another - Other Mixed White
737Tick in one section, text in another - Other European
738Tick in one section, text in another - Northern Irish
739Tick in one section, text in another - Other White
740Tick in one section, text in another - Mixed Irish / Other white
741Tick in one section, text in another - Indian
742Tick in one section, text in another - Pakistani
743Tick in one section, text in another - Bangladeshi
744Tick in one section, text in another - Mixed Asian
745Tick in one section, text in another - Punjabi
746Tick in one section, text in another - Kashmiri
747Tick in one section, text in another - East African Asian
748Tick in one section, text in another - Sri Lankan
749Tick in one section, text in another - Tamil
750Tick in one section, text in another - Sinhalese
751Tick in one section, text in another - British Asian
752Tick in one section, text in another - Possible Mixed Nigerian
753Tick in one section, text in another - Possible Mixed Other Black
754Tick in one section, text in another - Possible Mixed Chinese
755Tick in one section, text in another - Possible Mixed Arab Or Middle Eastern
756Tick in one section, text in another - Possible Mixed Other
757Tick in one section, text in another - Caribbean Asian
758Tick in one section, text in another - Part Asian (Other Part Unknown)
759Tick in one section, text in another - Other Asian
761Tick in one section, text in another - Caribbean
762Tick in one section, text in another - African
763Tick in one section, text in another - Somali
764Tick in one section, text in another - Mixed Black
765Tick in one section, text in another - Nigerian
766Tick in one section, text in another - Black British
767Tick in one section, text in another - Part Caribbean (Other Part Unknown)
768Tick in one section, text in another - Part African (Other Part Unknown)
769Tick in one section, text in another - Other Black
771Tick in one section, text in another - Buddhist
772Tick in one section, text in another - Hindu
773Tick in one section, text in another - Jewish
774Tick in one section, text in another - Muslim
775Tick in one section, text in another - Sikh
776Tick in one section, text in another - Arab
777Tick in one section, text in another - Kurdish
778Tick in one section, text in another - Moroccan
779Tick in one section, text in another - Israeli
780Tick in one section, text in another - Part Chinese (Other Part Unknown)
781Tick in one section, text in another - Chinese
782Tick in one section, text in another - North African
783Tick in one section, text in another - Other Middle Eastern
784Tick in one section, text in another - Vietnamese
785Tick in one section, text in another - Japanese
786Tick in one section, text in another - Filipino
787Tick in one section, text in another - Malaysian
788Tick in one section, text in another - Iranian
789Tick in one section, text in another - Any Other Group
790Tick in one section, text in another - Multi-Ethnic Islands
791Tick in one section, text in another - Possible Mixed Indian
792Tick in one section, text in another - Possible Mixed Pakistani
793Tick in one section, text in another - Possible Mixed Bangladeshi
794Tick in one section, text in another - Possible Mixed Punjabi
795Tick in one section, text in another - Possible Mixed Kashmiri
796Tick in one section, text in another - Possible Mixed Other Asian
797Tick in one section, text in another - Possible Mixed Caribbean
798Tick in one section, text in another - Possible Mixed African
799Tick in one section, text in another - Possible Mixed Somali
801Two or more ticks - British
802Two or more ticks - Irish
813Two or more ticks - Irish Traveller
821Two or more ticks - White And Black Caribbean
822Two or more ticks - White And Black African
823Two or more ticks - White And Asian
824Two or more ticks - Black And Asian
825Two or more ticks - Black And Chinese
826Two or more ticks - Black And White
827Two or more ticks - Chinese And White
828Two or more ticks - Asian And Chinese
829Two or more ticks - Other Mixed
839Two or more ticks - Other White
841Two or more ticks - Indian
842Two or more ticks - Pakistani
843Two or more ticks - Bangladeshi
844Two or more ticks - Mixed Asian
859Two or more ticks - Other Asian
861Two or more ticks - Caribbean
862Two or more ticks - African
864Two or more ticks - Mixed Black
869Two or more ticks - Other Black
881Two or more ticks - Chinese
889Two or more ticks - Any Other Group
901Multiple text - British
902Multiple text - Irish
903Multiple text - English
904Multiple text - Scottish
905Multiple text - Welsh
906Multiple text - Cornish
907Multiple text - Cypriot(Part Not Stated)
908Multiple text - Greek
909Multiple text - Greek Cypriot
910Multiple text - Turkish
911Multiple text - Turkish Cypriot
912Multiple text - Italian
913Multiple text - Irish Traveller
914Multiple text - Traveller
915Multiple text - Gypsy/Romany
916Multiple text - Polish
917Multiple text - Former Ussr Republics
918Multiple text - Kosovan
919Multiple text - Albanian
921Multiple text - White And Black Caribbean
922Multiple text - White And Black African
923Multiple text - White And Asian
924Multiple text - Black And Asian
925Multiple text - Black And Chinese
926Multiple text - Black And White
927Multiple text - Chinese And White
928Multiple text - Asian And Chinese
929Multiple text - Other Mixed
930Multiple text - Latin American
931Multiple text - Bosnian
932Multiple text - Croatian
933Multiple text - Serbian
934Multiple text - Other Former Yugoslavia
935Multiple text - South Ameican
936Multiple text - Other Mixed White
937Multiple text - Other European
938Multiple text - Northern Irish
939Multiple text - Other White
941Multiple text - Indian
942Multiple text - Pakistani
943Multiple text - Bangladeshi
944Multiple text - Mixed Asian
945Multiple text - Punjabi
946Multiple text - Kashmiri
947Multiple text - East African Asian
948Multiple text - Sri Lankan
949Multiple text - Tamil
950Multiple text - Sinhalese
951Multiple text - British Asian
952Multiple text - Possible Mixed Nigerian
953Multiple text - Possible Mixed Other Black
954Multiple text - Possible Mixed Chinese
955Multiple text - Possible Mixed Arab Or Middle Eastern
956Multiple text - Possible Mixed Other
957Multiple text - Caribbean Asian
958Multiple text - Part Asian (Other Part Unknown)
959Multiple text - Other Asian
961Multiple text - Caribbean
962Multiple text - African
963Multiple text - Somali
964Multiple text - Mixed Black
965Multiple text - Nigerian
966Multiple text - Black British
967Multiple text - Part Caribbean (Other Part Unknown)
968Multiple text - Part African (Other Part Unknown)
969Multiple text - Other Black
971Multiple text - Buddhist
972Multiple text - Hindu
973Multiple text - Jewish
974Multiple text - Muslim
975Multiple text - Sikh
976Multiple text - Arab
977Multiple text - Kurdish
978Multiple text - Moroccan
979Multiple text - Israeli
980Multiple text - Part Chinese (Other Part Unknown)
981Multiple text - Chinese
982Multiple text - North African
983Multiple text - Other Middle Eastern
984Multiple text - Vietnamese
985Multiple text - Japanese
986Multiple text - Filipino
987Multiple text - Malaysian
988Multiple text - Iranian
989Multiple text - Any Other Group
990Multiple text - Multi-Ethnic Islands
991Multiple text - Possible Mixed Indian
992Multiple text - Possible Mixed Pakistani
993Multiple text - Possible Mixed Bangladeshi
994Multiple text - Possible Mixed Punjabi
995Multiple text - Possible Mixed Kashmiri
996Multiple text - Possible Mixed Other Asian
997Multiple text - Possible Mixed Caribbean
998Multiple text - Possible Mixed African
999Multiple text - Possible Mixed Somali
-7Missing (initial extract only record)
-9No code required (non-resident students)

Notes: This variable records each person's self-ascribed ethnic group and cultural background. These detailed codes code write-in responses as well as tick-box responses. Ethnic group using an aggregated 16 group category is held in ETHGRP0.
Units of measurement:  
Source: 2001 Census. Question 8.
Former name of variable: ETHPUK
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Ethnic
Classification: ETHGP01 
Comparable variables for other individuals: ETHGRP0,NETHP0
Comparable variables for other times: ETHOR7,ETHORX7,ETHNIC9
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 4
Reference 1: 2001 Census Appendix 13