This page includes the Surrey-specific data from the national 2021 Census release which has been prepared by the SCC Population Insight team. A summary of the ethnic group estimates for Surrey residents from the 2021 Census is also available on Surrey-i.



'Since 1991, the census for England and Wales has included a question about ethnic group.

The ethnic group question has two stages. Firstly, a person identifies through one of the following five high-level ethnic groups:

  • "Asian, Asian British, Asian Welsh"
  • "Black, Black British, Black Welsh, Caribbean or African"
  • "Mixed or Multiple"
  • "White"
  • "Other ethnic group"

Secondly, a person identifies through one of the 19 available response options, which include categories with write-in response options. '


'Multiple ethnic groups in households - Classifies households by whether members identify as having the same or different ethnic groups. If multiple ethnic groups are present, this identifies whether they differ between generations or partnerships within the household.'




Source: Ethnic group, national identity, language, and religion: Census 2021 in England and Wales - Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)

Census 2021 Multiple Ethnic Groups.xlsx  (555.21 kB)

Multiple ethnic groups in households - classifies households by whether members identify as having the same or different ethnic groups. If multiple ethnic groups are present, this identifies whether they differ between generations or partnerships within the household.

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