Ethnicity and first language codes

Ethnicity and first language codes

When recording pupil details on your school's Management Information System (MIS) you are required to include the pupil’s ethnicity and first language. The codes used in Bradford schools are an agreed sub-set of the codes issued by the DfE in the School Census guidance and are listed below.

Ethnicity codes

Ethnicity Code
Bangladeshi ABAN
Indian AIND
Mirpuri Pakistani AMPK
Other Pakistani AOPK
Any other Asian Background AOTH
African BAFR
Black Caribbean BCRB
Any other Black Background BOTH
Chinese CHNE
Any other Mixed Background MOTH
Mixed White and Asian MWAS
Mixed White and Black African MWBA
Mixed White and Black Caribbean MWBC
Information not obtained NOBT
Any other Ethnic Group OOTH
Refused REFU
Traveller- Irish Heritage WIRT
White British WBRI
White Irish WIRI
Any other White Background WOTH
Roma/Roma Gipsy WROM

First language

First Language Code
Acholi ACL
Adangme ADA
Afar-Saho AFA
Afrikaans AFK
Akan (Fante) AKAF
Akan (Twi/Asante) AKAT
Akan/Twi-Fante AKA
Albanian/Shqip ALB
Alur ALU
Ambo (Kwanyama) OAMK
Ambo (Ndonga) OAMN
Ambo/Oshiwambo OAM
Amharic AMR
Anyi-Baule AYB
Arabic ARA
Arabic (Algeria) ARAG
Arabic (Any Other) ARAA
Arabic (Iraq) ARAI
Arabic (Morocco) ARAM
Arabic (Sudan) ARAS
Arabic (Yemen) ARAY
Armenian ARM
Assamese ASM
Assyrian/Aramaic ASR
Aymara AYM
Azeri AZE
Balochi BAL
Balti Tibetan BLT
Bambara MANB
Bamileke (Any) BAI
Basque/Euskara BSQ
Beja/Bedawi BEJ
Belarusian BEL
Believed Other than English OTB
Believed to be English ENB
Bemba BEM
Bengali BNG
Bengali (Any Other) BNGA
Bengali (Chittagong/Noakhali) BNGC
Bengali (Sylheti) BNGS
Berber (Tamashek) TMZT
Berber/Tamazight TMZ
Berber/Tamazight (Any Other) TMZA
Berber/Tamazight (Kabyle) TMZK
Bhojpuri BHO
Bikol BIK
Bosnian SCBB
British Sign Language BSL
Bulgarian BUL
Burmese/Myanma BMA
Cambodian/Khmer CAM
Caribbean Creole English CCE
Caribbean Creole French CCF
Catalan CAT
Cebuano/Sugbuanon VSYS
Chaga CGA
Chattisgarhi/Khatahi CGR
Chechen CHE
Chichewa/Nyanja CWA
Chinese CHI
Chinese (Any Other) CHIA
Chinese (Cantonese) CHIC
Chinese (Hakka) CHIK
Chinese (Hokkien/Fujianese) CHIH
Chinese (Mandarin/Putonghua) CHIM
Chitrali/Khowar CTR
Chokwe CKW
Comorian Swahili SWAC
Cornish CRN
Croatian SCBC
Czech CZE
Dagaare DGA
Dagbane DGB
Danish DAN
Dari Persian PRSD
Dinka/Jieng DIN
Dutch/Flemish DUT
Dyula/Jula MANJ
Dzongkha/Bhutanese DZO
Ebira EBI
Edo/Bini EDO
Efik-Ibibio EFI
English ENG
Esan/Ishan ESA
Estonian EST
Ewe EWE
Ewondo EWO
Fang FAN
Farsi/Persian (Any Other) PRSA
Fijian FIJ
Filipino TGLF
Finnish FIN
Fon FON
French FRN
Fula/Fulfulde-Pulaar FUL
Ga GAA
Gaelic (Scotland) GAL
Gaelic/Irish GAE
Galician/Galego GLG
Georgian GEO
German GER
Gogo/Chigogo GGO
Greek GRE
Greek (Any Other) GREA
Greek (Cyprus) GREC
Guarani GRN
Gujarati GUJ
Gurenne/Frafra GUN
Gurma GUR
Hausa HAU
Hebrew HEB
Herero HER
Hiligaynon VSYH
Hindi HIN
Hindko HDK
Hungarian HGR
Iban IBA
Icelandic ISL
Idoma IDM
Igala IGA
Igbo IGB
Ijo (Any) IJO
Ilokano ILO
Indonesian/Bahasa Indonesia MLYI
Information not obtained NOT
Italian ITA
Italian (Any Other) ITAA
Italian (Napoletan) ITAN
Italian (Sicilian) ITAS
Itsekiri ISK
Japanese JPN
Javanese JAV
Jinghpaw/Kachin JIN
Kalenjin KLN
Kannada KAN
Kanuri KAU
Karen (Any) KAR
Kashmiri KAS
Katchi KCH
Kazakh KAZ
Khasi KHA
Kihaya/Luziba KHY
Kikamba KAM
Kikongo KON
Kikuyu/Gikuyu GKY
Kimbundu KMB
Kimeru KME
Kinyakyusa-Ngonde KNY
Kinyarwanda KIN
Kirghiz/Kyrgyz KGZ
Kirundi KIR
Kisi (West Africa) KIS
Kisii/Ekegusii (Kenya) KSI
Kisukuma KSU
Konkani KNK
Korean KOR
Kpelle KPE
Krio KRI
Kru (Any) KRU
Kurdish KUR
Kurdish (Any Other) KURA
Kurdish (Kurmanji) KURM
Kurdish (Sorani) KURS
Lango (Uganda) LNG
Lao LAO
Latvian LTV
Lingala LIN
Lithuanian LIT
Lozi/Silozi LOZ
Luba LBA
Luba (Chiluba/Tshiluba) LBAC
Luba (Kiluba) LBAK
Luganda LGA
Lugbara LGB
Lugisu/Lumasaba LGS
Luhya (Any) LUY
Lunda LUN
Luo (Kenya/Tanzania) LUO
Lusoga LSO
Luvale/Luena LUE
Luxemburgish LTZ
Maasai MAS
Macedonian MKD
Magahi MAG
Magindanao-Maranao MNA
Maithili MAI
Makua MAK
Malagasy MLG
Malay (Any Other) MLYA
Malay/Indonesian MLY
Malayalam MLM
Maldivian/Dhivehi MDV
Maltese MLT
Manding/Malinke MAN
Manding/Malinke (Any Other) MANA
Manx Gaelic MNX
Maori MAO
Marathi MAR
Mauritian/Seychelles Creole MSC
Maya (Any) MYA
Mende MEN
Mongolian (Khalkha) MNG
Moore/Mossi MOR
Munda (Any) MUN
Nahuatl/Mexicano NAH
Nama/Damara NAM
Ndebele NDB
Ndebele (South Africa) NDBS
Ndebele (Zimbabwe) NDBZ
Nepali NEP
Newari NWA
Norwegian NOR
Nubian (Any) NBN
Nuer/Naadh NUE
Nupe NUP
Nzema NZM
Ogoni (Any) OGN
Oriya ORI
Oromo ORM
Other Language OTL
Other than English OTH
Pahari (Pakistan) PHR
Pahari/Himachali (India) PHA
Pampangan PAM
Pangasinan PAG
Panjabi PNJ
Panjabi (Any Other) PNJA
Panjabi (Gurmukhi) PNJG
Panjabi (Mirpuri) PNJM
Panjabi (Pothwari) PNJP
Pashto/Pakhto PAT
Persian/Farsi PRS
Polish POL
Portuguese POR
Portuguese (Any Other) PORA
Portuguese (Brazil) PORB
Quechua QUE
Rajasthani/Marwari RAJ
Refused REF
Romani (International) RMI
Romanian RMN
Romanian (Moldova) RMNM
Romanian (Romania) RMNR
Romansch RMS
Romany/English Romanes RME
Runyakitara RNY
Runyankore-Ruchiga RNYN
Runyoro-Rutooro RNYO
Russian RUS
Samoan SAM
Sango SNG
Sardinian SRD
Scots SCO
Serbian SCBS
Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian SCB
Shilluk/Cholo SHL
Shona SHO
Sidamo SID
Sign Language (Other) SIO
Sindhi SND
Sinhala SNH
Siraiki SRK
Slovak SLO
Slovenian SLV
Somali SOM
Sotho/Sesotho SSO
Sotho/Sesotho (Northern) SSOT
Sotho/Sesotho (Southern) SSOO
Spanish SPA
Sundanese SUN
Swahili (Any Other) SWAA
Swahili (Bajuni/Tikuu) SWAT
Swahili (Brava/Mwiini) SWAM
Swahili (Kingwana) SWAK
Swahili/Kiswahili SWA
Swazi/Siswati SSW
Swedish SWE
Tagalog TGLG
Tagalog/Filipino TGL
Tajiki Persian PRST
Tamil TAM
Telugu TEL
Temne TEM
Teso/Ateso TES
Thai THA
Tibetan TIB
Tigre TGE
Tigrinya TGR
Tiv TIV
Tok Pisin TPI
Tonga/Chitonga (Zambia) TNG
Tongan (Oceania) TON
Traveller Irish/Shelta TRI
Tsonga TSO
Tswana/Setswana STS
Tulu TUL
Tumbuka TUM
Turkish TUR
Turkmen TUK
Ukrainian UKR
Umbundu UMB
Urdu URD
Urhobo-Isoko URH
Uyghur UYG
Uzbek UZB
Venda VEN
Vietnamese VIE
Visayan/Bisaya VSY
Visayan/Bisaya (Any Other) VSYA
Wa-Paraok (South-East Asia) WAP
Waray/Binisaya VSYW
Welsh/Cymraeg CYM
West-African Creole Portuguese WCP
West-African Pidgin English WPE
Wolof WOL
Xhosa XHO
Yao/Chiyao (East Africa) YAO
Yiddish YDI
Yoruba YOR
Zande ZND
Zulu ZUL
Classification Pending ZZZ

 


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