Would you describe yourself as British?
People living in England are more likely to describe themselves as British (48 per cent) than those in Scotland (27 per cent) or Wales (35 per cent), according to Living in Britain, the report of the 2001 General Household Survey.
Respondents were asked to select their national identity from a list comprising: English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, British and Other. This is the first time a question on national identity has been included in the survey.
Fifty per cent of people described themselves as either English, Scottish, Welsh or Irish. Thirty-one per cent described themselves as British only, with 13 per cent choosing British and either English, Scottish, Welsh or Irish. Four per cent gave an 'other' identity; one per cent gave other combinations.
Older people were less likely to describe themselves as British; 36 per cent of those aged 65 and over described themselves as British, compared with 47-52 per cent of people aged less than 55.
People in London were the most likely to describe themselves as having an 'other' national identity; 19 per cent compared with two - five per cent in other areas of England, Scotland or Wales.
Source: Living in Britain, Office for National Statistics
Living in Britain is a continuous survey with an annual report.