2011 Census - Built-up areas

We are pleased to announce the release of 2011 Census Key Statistics and Quick Statistics for built-up areas in England and Wales on 18 June 2013. Built-up areas provide information on the villages, towns and cities where people live.

Key statistics datasets on Nomis
Quick statistics datasets on Nomis

Note: Built-up areas are only available with datasets produced at output area level.

About Built-Up Areas

Census data for these areas, previously called urban areas, have been produced every 10 years since 1981. For 2011 Census outputs the areas have been renamed built-up areas. This will help to avoid previous inconsistency in terminology with the rural-urban classification, and provide a name that more accurately describes the geography.

Further details about the methodology and guidance on use are available in the user guidance (pdf).