Census 2021 – First Results

July 1, 2022

The ONS has released a new set of products that will excite many of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub’s users of local statistics.

Census 2021 – First Results

The Census 2021 first results include 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

To explain the data, the ONS has published two statistical bulletins. One focuses on the rounded population and household estimates for England and Wales. The second focuses on the rounded population and household estimates for Wales. The bulletins provide information on:

  • population size and change
  • the age and sex of the population
  • how densely areas were populated
  • how many households there were in 2021

They have also published a report on quality and methods, including the processes taken to quality assure the data. The supporting material also includes commentary on conducting Census 2021 during a period of change.

Over the coming year, data will be published voering a wealth of Census statistics and topics, as well as statistics at small geographic areas. The breadth and depth of Census statistics means that Census 2021 data will be released in stages. The timetable is planned around user need and will be released as soon as they are ready.

Details of later releases can be viewed on the proposed outputs and release plans pages. The first of eight topic summaries will be published in October, and the last by the end by the end of 2022. They will release the summaries in the order they have published on their release plans page. The release calendar  will be updated four weeks before the publication date of each summary, in line with the Code of Practice for official statistics.

There are some downloadable resources available should you wish to use them.

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