Population by country of birth
Source: Census 2001
Publisher: Neighbourhood Statistics
Geographies: Output Area (OA), Lower Layer Super Output Area (LSOA), Middle Layer Super Output Area (MSOA), Ward, Local Authority District (LAD), Government Office Region (GOR), National
Geographic coverage: England and Wales
Time coverage: 2001
Type of data: Survey (census)
Notes: The country of birth question in the 2001 Census had five tick box responses: one each for the four parts of the UK and one for the Republic of Ireland. Where there was no applicable tick box, people were asked to write in the present name of their country of birth. The written responses were coded using the ONS Geography Classification of Countries. Countries are classified geographically not politically. For example, the Canary Islands are classified as North Africa rather than Western Europe even though they belong to Spain.