You asked

I am writing to request an excel data table of the most recent ethnic population estimates in the UK with a breakdown by region, county, London borough, district, unitary authority (as in the published 2011 census data)

I am aware that ethnicity population data from the 2011 census has been published, but would like more recent estimates if they are available. I appreciate these estimates would be experimental and would take this into consideration.

We said

The information you have requested can be obtained from the customer services team of ONS Social Survey division. Special extracts and tabulations of Labour Force Survey (LFS) and Annual Population Survey (APS) data are available to order (subject to legal frameworks, disclosure control, resources and agreements of costs, where appropriate). As this information is already available to you via this route ONS considers that S21(1) applies to this request and the information does not have to be supplied under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. S21(1) is an absolute exemption and no consideration of the public interest test needs to be applied.

We don't have any ad hoc requests relating to this request published so the available options are listed below:

UK Data Service

If you are able to do your own cross-tabulations you could purchase an anonymised Labour Force Survey (LFS) and Annual Population Survey (APS) datasets from the UK Data Service. Details on costs and how to download the data can be found on their website:

Bespoke Commissioned Tables Service

If you would like to enquire about our service then please contact