Mnemonic: hh_multi_ethnic_combination
Applicability: Household
Type: Derived variable


Classifies households by whether household members have the same ethnic group or if there are combinations of multiple ethnic groups. These are classified according to the tick-box response options available.


Total number of categories: 8

Code Name
1 Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh ethnic groups only in household
2 Black, Black British, Black Welsh, Caribbean or African ethnic groups only in household
3 Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups only in household
4 White ethnic groups only in household
5 Other ethnic groups only in household
6 Combination of two ethnic groups in household
7 Combination of three or more ethnic groups in the household
-8 Does not apply*

*Households with no usual residents.


Read about how we developed and tested the questions for Census 2021.

Comparability with the 2011 Census

Not comparable

This variable is new for Census 2021 and there is no comparability with the 2011 Census.

What does not comparable mean?

A variable that is not comparable means that it cannot be compared with a variable from the 2011 Census.

England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland comparisons

Country specific

What does country specific mean?

This variable has only been produced for Census 2021 in England and Wales.

Find out more about variables produced for Census 2021 in Northern Ireland and Census 2022 in Scotland.

Census 2021 data that uses this variable

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