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Multiple ethnic identifier

  • Mnemonic reference


  • Applicability

    All occupied household spaces


This household classification provides an indicator of multiple ethnic identities within and between family generations. 'Same ethnic group' is defined as the same category in the 16 group classification (England and Wales), 14 group classification (Scotland) or 12 group classification (Northern Ireland). See Ethnic group (ETHPUK).


Total number of categories 6

Not applicable category (X) comprises: All households with no residents

Code Name
1 One person household
2 All household members have the same ethnic group
3 Different identities between generations only
4 Different identities within partnerships (whether or not also different identities between generations)
5 Any other combination of multiple ethnic identities
X Not applicable