Additional bespoke analysis for the 'Sikh’ population that we committed to in the Census 2021 White Paper. This will capture information for those who define their religious affiliation as 'Sikh’ (through the religion question) and for those who define their ethnic group as 'Sikh' (using one of the write-in response options).



The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.