What is the Census

The Census is a survey that legally every household in England and Wales has to complete every ten years.

What does the Census tell us

The Census provides us with a comprehensive picture of the nation.

It counts the number of people living in each City, Town and Country area. It tells us about each area and its population, including how many are young and old, what jobs people do, and the type of housing they live in.

This information allows central and local government to target resources more effectively and to plan housing, education, health and transport services for years to come.

When is Census information released

There were four main releases of 2011 Census data between July 2012 and October 2013 by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

What do we know about Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland from the 2011 Census

Key findings of the 2011 Census in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can be found by following the links below

Previous Census results

For historical Census results for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, search

Other useful links

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