2011 Census : help tomorrow take shapeLast updated: 16 July 2012 14:32
2011 Census Results
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the first 2011 Census statistics at 11:00 on Monday 16 July 2012.
The statistics available at local authority (LA) level contain the following elements:
- Usual resident population estimates by gender and five-year age bands;
- Estimate of occupied households;
- Estimate of non-UK short-term residents by gender.
The briefing below contains key headline statistics for Portsmouth. More detailed analysis of the first release of census data will be undertaken over the coming days and weeks, the results of which will be made available in due course.
More detailed information about the city’s population will be available in subsequent releases of census data, the first of which is due between November 2012 and February 2013.
The most recent census of England and Wales took place on 27 March 2011 with a number of new approaches designed to improve return rates.
- engagement in the community with the help of local authorities, representatives of target population and accessibility groups and a national publicity campaign
- post-out of around 25 million household questionnaires
- people were able to complete and submit their answers online or fill in and return the paper questionnaire
- questionnaire tracking and targeted field follow-up, to identify and follow up households which had not returned a questionnaire
Find out more about the 2011 Census from these sites: