The Census is the only survey that provides a detailed picture of the entire population.
Everyone in the country is asked the same core questions at the same time so the results provide essential information, from national to neighbourhood level, that allows us to carry out comparisons across different parts of the country.
The last Census of England and Wales took place on Sunday 27 March 2011 and involved around 25 million households.
We've summarised key data from the Census for each of our 21 wards covering the following topics:
- population and ethnicity
- household information
- education and work
You can download the full statistical data set here.
What we use Census information for
We provide services to the public, including schools, health services, transport, and libraries, and we have to make sure these services are continually evolving to meet the changing needs of the population.
The accurate information we get from the Census on the number of people, where they live and what their needs are, helps us to plan and design services to suit demand.
You can find more information on the 2011 Census on the Office for National Statistics website.