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Census 2011ONS main Census homepage 2011 Census User GuideQuality and methods, classifications and variable definitions, comparability with 2001 Census, and a glossary. 2011 Census ProspectusSets out the release plans for the 2011 Census statistics. 2011 Census questions 2011 Census geography products for England and Wales
2011 Census Data for England and Wales on Nomis
The 2011 Census was taken on 27th March 2011. The full data from this census will be released in several hundred separate datasets (or tables), covering the whole range of population characteristics and subject areas.
How to find 2011 Census data...
To identify tables by topic, we recommend you start with the table finder. Alternatively browse the full catalogue of tables for each of the key statistics, quick statistics and detailed characteristics series.
Table Finder
Table finder allows you to identify the table you need (from a list of hundreds) based on the topics you are interested in. You can then view and download data for the table.
Key Statistics (KS)
The Key Statistics series provides summary figures covering the full range of topics from the census. These figures are available from national level down to the very small census output areas.
Quick Statistics (QS)
The Quick Statistics series generally provides information about a single census topic. The classifications used are usually the full versions with the most categories so provide the most detailed information available from the census about the topic. Like the Key Statistics, these tables are available from national level down to the very small census output areas.
Local Characteristics (LC)
The Local Characteristics series cross tabulates two or more topics. Tables in the local characteristics family of tables have a minimum population threshold (size) of 100 persons and 40 households. This means that they can be produced for output areas (OAs) and higher geographies. They provide the most detailed results possible for OAs.
Detailed Characteristics (DC)
Like the Local Characteristics series, the Detailed Characteristics series cross tabulates two or more topics. Tables are released for middle layer super output areas, wards and higher geographies. They are similar to local characteristics tables but provide considerably more detail about the topics than their local equivalents, as the larger population means the risk of disclosure of personal information is lower.
Origin-Destination data (also known as flow data)
Origin-destination data (also known as flow data) will include the travel-to-work and migration patterns of individuals, cross-tabulated by variables of interest (for example occupation). New products for the 2011 Census will also provide the migration patterns of those living at a student address one year ago and provide information on individuals with second residences.
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We have created a series of interactive charts to allow you to visualise some of the main origin/destination datasets.

See available visualisations

Non-UK Born Short-term Residents (ST)
This series contains statistics about the characteristics of non-UK born short-term residents. A non-UK born short-term resident is defined as anyone living in England and Wales who was born outside the UK, who intended to stay in the UK for a period of between 3 and 12 months. Tables are released for Local Authorities in England and Wales and higher geographies
Workday Population (WD)
This series contains statistics about the characteristics of the workday population. The workday population is an estimate of the population during the working day. It includes everybody who works in an area, wherever they usually live, and all respondents who live in the area but do not work. Tables are released for Output Areas in England and Wales and higher geographies.
Workplace Population (WP)
This series contains statistics about the characteristics of the workplace population of England and Wales on census day, 27 March 2011 using the new workplace zone geography.The workplace population is an estimate of the population working in an area.
Ad-hoc Tables (CT)
Ad hoc tables contain combinations of data that are not available in standard publications. They have been requested by the media or other user. Once created, ad hoc tables are published for all to use.
Bulk Download Products
Bulk download products are provided in a CSV format designed to be automatically loaded into systems. They are not designed for use in desktop tools such as spreadsheets. Users seeking downloads designed for these tools should access the data using one of the options listed above.
Headcounts and Household Estimates for Postcodes in England and Wales
Estimates of usual residents broken down by sex and an estimate of the number of households with one or more usual residents.
What's new?
Additional Detailed and Local Characteristics tables (9/9/2014) Origin-Destination tables (25/07/2014) Workplace population tables (23/05/2014) Workday population tables (part 2) (23/05/2014) Supplementary tables for local and detailed characteristics (23/05/2014) Supplementary tables for local characteristics (09/04/2014) Local Characteristics on Travel to work and car or van availability (26/03/2014) Detailed Characteristics on Travel to work and car or van availability (26/03/2014) Detailed Characteristics on Approximated Social Grade (26/03/2014) Local Characteristics on Labour Market (26/02/2014) Local Characteristics on Qualifications (26/02/2014)
Coming soon
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