Classification: COBC91
Short name: COBC91
Full name: Country of Birth 1991 (Census)
General description: Classification of country of birth in the census used the Commonwealth as the schema for classification of countries outside the United Kingdom until 2001. This is the form used in Census tables.
The United Kingdom included England Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Channel Islands and Isle of Man were part of the British Isles (with the Irish Republic) but were treated as ‘Outside United Kingdom’.
In 1991, the New Commonwealth formally included Pakistan, unlike 1981, where Pakistan was technically separate even though it was often grouped with the New Commonwealth.
European countries were categorised according to whether or not they were part of the European Union in 1991.
LS description:
Keyword: Cultural
Start date: Census 1991
Equivalent classifications: COB01 (Census 2001)
COB81 (Census 1981)
COB71 (Census 1971)
COBFM71 (Census 1971)
COBVS91 (Census 1991)
COBC91 (Census 1991)