Ancestry one or two response indicator (ANCRP)
This variable indicates whether a person provided one response or two responses to the ancestry question.
Number of categories: 4
See Understanding supplementary codes for more information.
Question(s) from the Census form
What is the person’s ancestry?
How this variable is created
This variable is derived from responses to the ancestry question. Respondents can provide up to two ancestries. When a respondent reports one ancestry they are coded to ‘One response’ and when a respondent reports two ancestries, they are coded to ‘Two responses’. Where a respondent does not answer the question, they are coded to ‘Not stated’.
History and changes
This is a new variable for 2021.
Data use considerations
This variable allows data users to understand whether a person provided one or two responses to the ancestry question.
The item non-response rate for the Ancestry question was 6.2% in 2021. This is a decrease from 7.0% in 2016.