Every ten years the Office for National Statistics (ONS) carries out a census to find out more about the people who live in England and Wales, and about the make-up of local neighbourhoods. The most recent census took place on Sunday 27 March 2011, when the ONS sent out questionnaires for around 25 million households to complete.
The results of the census are used to plan for, and allocate resources to, services such as transport, housing, healthcare and education. Census data also informs decisions about the allocation of local authority funding.
Briefings & Data:
For briefings relating to the 2011 Census results please click here.
For data relating to the 2011 Census results please click here.
Future 2011 Census Releases:
The ONS have published a '2011 Census Prospectus' (external link)containing information about the planned future releases of the 2011 Census statistics and details of new developments. To view the 2011 Census Prospectus on the ONS website, please click here (external link).
For more information about the 2011 Census, please visit the 2011 Census homepage on the ONS website by clicking here (external link).