This dataset provides 2011 estimates that classify usual residents of communal establishments in England and Wales by the management and type of communal establishment. The estimates are as at census day, 27 March 2011.

Census estimates provide the most comprehensive and accurate source of data on the population resident in communal establishments. Information about the characteristics of people living in a range of institutions, particularly those in medial and care establishments, are important for a range of social policy issues and for local service planning and resource allocation. This includes accounting for the needs of an ageing population and the social policies associated with long-term care of the sick and elderly.

Similar estimates from the 2001 Census were provided in table UV73.

Statistical Disclosure Control
In order to protect against disclosure of personal information from the 2011 Census, there has been swapping of records in the Census database between different geographic areas, and so some counts will be affected. In the main, the greatest effects will be at the lowest geographies, since the record swapping is targeted towards those households with unusual characteristics in small areas.

More details on the ONS Census disclosure control strategy may be found on the Statistical Disclosure Control page on the ONS web site.
Table ID
Census 2011
Communal Establishment, Usual Resident
England and Wales
Area types
Output area and above
Latest data
Last updated
2013-01-30 09:30
Rural Urban, Communal Establishment Type
01329 444 972
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