Iberian and Latin American ethnic group (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-10-15
Session date: 
October 15, 2008
Reference: 
2008/2073
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you take up a suggestion to make representations to the next national census in 2011 for a separate Iberian and Latin American ethnic group category?

Answer

Answer for Iberian and Latin American ethnic group (2)

Answer for Iberian and Latin American ethnic group (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA submitted a detailed response to the ONS consultation on this topic nearly two years ago. The 2011 Census White Paper is published next month, and final recommendations are already in place on the detailed categories to be included in the 2011 Census. It is therefore too late to make what would be major changes. A well-researched business case would be required, and ONS would have to determine that 'Iberian and Latin American' was clearly understood and produced statistics that were suitable for the intended purpose. We can already provide 2001 figures for Londoners born in the relevant countries.