Mnemonic: nat_id_cornish
Applicability: Person
Type: Derived variable


Cornish national identity


Total number of categories: 5

Code Name
1 Cornish only identity
2 Cornish and British only identity
3 Cornish and at least one of English, Welsh, Scottish or Northern Irish identities (with or without British identity)
4 No Cornish identity
-8 Does not apply*

*Students and schoolchildren living away during term-time.


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

Comparability with the 2011 Census

Highly comparable

What does highly comparable mean?

A variable that is highly comparable means that it can be directly compared with the variable from the 2011 Census. The questions and options that people could choose from may be slightly different, for example the order of the options may be swapped around, but the data collected is the same.

England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland comparisons

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

Census 2021 data that uses this variable