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Census 2021 - First Release Now Published


On 28th June 2022 the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the first results from the latest national Census which took place on 21st March 2021. These results give us a glimpse of how our local population has changed in the past decade.

“The census gives us the richest possible picture of society across England and Wales and is hugely important to inform decisions about all of our public services, from education to healthcare, and across the private sector. The results from this census will give us a crucial baseline from which to monitor and manage change as we emerge from the pandemic.” Deputy National Statistician Pete Benton.

Census 2021 first results includes five datasets containing population and household estimates for England and for Wales, rounded to the nearest 100, at local authority level. These are:

  • usual resident population by sex
  • usual resident population by 5-year age group
  • usual resident population by sex and 5-year age group
  • usual resident population density
  • number of households

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