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Race and Ethnicity
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Based on 2010 government census categories of nationality, ethnicity, and race.

There are some slight variation between the categories used between the England & Wales census, and the Scottish census. In order to characterise over time, we used a common denominator, which required a reduction of detail. We have condensed 18 government categories into 16 in Analyst.


The federal government tracks several racial categories (White, Black or African American, Asian, etc.) but only two ethnic categories, Hispanic and Non-Hispanic. There may be some overlap between race and ethnicity unless the two characteristics are clearly separated, e.g., “White non-Hispanic,” “White Hispanic,” and “Non-white Hispanic.”

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