Current and future population figures, and a range of data from the 2011 Census.
Annual population estimates are produced by ONS by age and sex at a variety of different levels of geography. They present the population of an area at a specific point in time, providing an important overview of the population size and make up between each census.
Local Authority Population Estimates
The latest local authority population projections were published in 2016 and covered mid-2015.
A dashboard summarising the mid-2015 population estimates by age and sex for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is available at the link below:
Small Area Population Estimates
Population estimates for geographies below local authority level are available for mid-2014. The dashboards below summarise population data by age and sex for Leicestershire wards and Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA):
More information on population estimates is available data the link below:
In addition to population estimates, which are snapshots in time, ONS produces population projections, approximately every two years. Population projections provide an indication of the future size and age structure of the population based on mid-year population estimates and a set of assumptions of future fertility, mortality and migration. (Source: ONS)
The latest population projections were published in 2016 and were based on 2014 population estimates.
A dashboard summarising the 2014-based population projections for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is available at the link below:
More information on population projections is available data the link below:
Every ten years the census gives us a complete picture of the nation and how we live. It allows us to compare different groups of people across the United Kingdom because the same questions are asked, and the information is recorded, in the same way throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The census provides information that government needs to develop policies, plan and run public services, and allocate funding. (Source: ONS)
The last census in England and Wales was conducted on 27th March 2011.
A variety of census dashboards have been produced by the Strategic Business Intelligence Team at Leicestershire County Council, covering a range of topics. These area available at the links below:
Population & Households
- 2011 Census - Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Population
- 2011 Census - Population by age
- 2011 Census - Small Area Population by age
- 2011 Census - Households - Leicestershire Wards
Includes ethnicity, employment, health and housing:
- 2011 Census - Key Statistics - Leicestershire Local Authorities
- 2011 Census - Key Statistics - Leicestershire Wards
- 2011 Census - Key Statistics - Leicestershire LSOAs
- 2011 Census - Provision of Unpaid Care - Leicestershire
- 2011 Census - Transport - Leicestershire
- 2011 Census - Transport - Leicestershire Wards
- 2011 Census - Economy - Industry by Age and Sex
In addition, reports are available which summarise key findings from the first two Census releases:
Release 1 - sex and age (at 5 year bands) of the population, number of households, population estimates (residents and those living in communal establishments) and short term migrants by sex
Release 2 - At ward and output area, resident population of Leicestershire, by age and sex, the number of households with at least one usual resident, the number of household residents and residents of communal establishments, average household size and population density.
Census Data on Nomis
The ONS' Nomis website is also home to a wide range of 2011 Census data. The full data from this census are available in several hundred separate datasets (or tables), covering the whole range of population characteristics and subject areas.
The site contains a useful table finder, which can be accessed by clicking on the 'Table Finder' link.
Census Data on Neighbourhood Statistics
A wide range of official statistics at various levels of geography can be accessed through the Neighbourhood Statistics (NeSS) homepage, along with a neighbourhood profile tool. Both are available at the link below:
In addition, bulk data downloads for a range of 2001 and 2011 Census data can be accessed through the NeSS website at the link below. Data is available by region at a range of census geographies:
Census Information on the ONS Website
More information on the 2011 Census can be found on the ONS website at the link below: