Mnemonic: sikh_ind
Applicability: Person
Type: Derived variable


This indicates if a person who has responded to Census 2021 identified as Sikh in religion, ethnic group or both.


Total number of categories: 5

Code Name
0 Person does not hold a Sikh identity
1 Person holds a Sikh identity: Ethnic group only
2 Person holds a Sikh identity: Religion only
3 Person holds a Sikh identity: Both religion and ethnic group
-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

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

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

Census 2021 data that uses this variable