Cambridgeshire Atlas | Census 2011

Cambridgeshire Atlas

The Cambridgeshire Atlas | Census 2011 atlas is a profile tool that displays data from the 2011 Population Census. This includes district, ward, electoral division and parish level data.

What is the Census?

Every 10 years the Office for National Statistics (ONS) carries out a national census in order to gather information about the population of England and Wales. Topics include age, health, education, ethnicity, language use, work and religion, amongst others. National and local government organisations use this information in a variety of ways, such as allocating funding, planning services, and otherwise understanding local populations.

The 2011 Census took place on 27 March 2011. The first results were released on 16 July 2012 and data has been steadily released since. Data will continue to be released by ONS into 2014. For reference, 2001 Census data is still available on the Cambridgeshire County Council website.

Cambridgeshire Atlas | Census 2011: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

1. Population

For the 2011 Census, a usual resident of the UK is anyone who, on census day 2011, was in the UK and had stayed or intended to stay in the UK for a period of 12 months or more, or had a permanent UK address and was outside the UK and intended to be outside the UK for less than 12 months. On census night the population of Cambridgeshire was 621,200. This is the largest the population in the county (as it is currently constituted) has ever been.

The 2001 data is taken from the First Release of the 2001 Census of Population for England and Wales produced by ONS.

The 2011 data is taken from the 2011 Census of Population for England and Wales produced by ONS. Table PO4.

Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0.


2. Households

The 2011 data is taken from the 2011 Census of Population for England and Wales produced by ONS. Table HO1. In Cambridgeshire, the number of households was 251,200, up from 222,900 in 2001. Fenland (9th), South Cambridgeshire (12th) and East Cambridgeshire (13th) are amongst the top twenty local authorities in terms of the growth in households between 2001 and 2011.

Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0.

 

Further information about the census can be found here Census 2011