Other Black

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Other Black is the name of an ethnicity category used by the Office for National Statistics in the United Kingdom. It is one of three "Black or Black British" ethnicity options used in ONS statistics, alongside Black African and Black Caribbean.[1] According to the 2001 Census, 97,585 UK residents selected the Other Black category to describe their ethnicity.[2] As of 2009, ONS estimates suggested that approximately 124,500 Other Black people are now resident in England.[3]

In the 1991 Census, the tick-box answer in England, Wales and Scotland was worded "Black-Other" (no ethnicity question was asked in Northern Ireland). In the 2001 Census, the wording of the tick-box was "Any other Black background" in England, Wales and Scotland and "Black Other" in Northern Ireland.[4] In the 2011 Census, the wording of the option was changed again, to "Any other Black/African/Caribbean background" in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and to "Any other Caribbean or Black" in Scotland.[5][6] In all three censuses, respondents ticking this box were asked to write a description of their ethnicity.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Census 2001 – Ethnicity and religion in England and Wales". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Population size: 7.9% from a non-White ethnic group". Office for National Statistics. 2004-01-08. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Resident population estimates by ethnic group, all persons: May 2011". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  4. ^ a b "A guide to comparing 1991 and 2001 Census ethnic group data" (PDF). Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Ethnic group". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Presentation of Ethnic Group Data". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 May 2015.