The 2021 Census was taken on 21st March 2021. The full data from this census are available in several hundred separate datasets (or tables), covering the whole range of population characteristics and subject areas.

An area profile is available for this data source

Topic Summaries

Topic summaries generally provides information about a single census topic. These figures are available from national level down to the very small census output areas.

Ready Made Tables

Ready made tables are multivariate data from Census 2021. These data allow you to combine different variables and look at the relationships between the data.

Non-UK Born Short-term Residents

This series contains statistics about characteristics of non-UK born short-term residents living in England and Wales.

Approximated Social Grade

This series contains estimates of Approximated Social Grade for all Household Reference Persons aged 16 to 64 years and for all usual residents in households using the grade of the Household Reference Person, aged 16 to 64 years.

There are two univariate datasets, SG001EW for Household Reference Persons and SG002EW for usual residents in households. There are an additional 11 multivariate datasets (SG003EW to SG013EW), most of which are for characteristics of usual residents in households with Household Reference Persons aged 16 to 64 years.

For more information on the methodology related to the Approximated Social Grade variable and to see details of the variables, classifications and geographies included in this series, visit the Approximated Social Grade data page on the ONS website.

This socio-economic classification is used by the market research and marketing industries to analyse spending habits and consumer attitudes. It is not possible to assign social grade precisely from Census 2021, although the Market Research Society's method provides a good approximation.

Parish Profiles

This release contains Census 2021 estimates for usual residents and households in parishes. The Parish tables provide headcounts of usual residents by sex, number of households, and census data for some of the key characteristics of people living in parishes.

We created these datasets by plotting unique properties as identified by their postcodes or Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) into parish boundaries current at December 2022.

Some of these datasets, PP003 to PP014, are produced only for parishes with at least 50 usual residents and 20 households. Therefore, these datasets contain data for fewer parishes than the datasets PP001 and PP002, which do not have any thresholds applied.

Postcode Estimates

This release contains Census 2021 estimates of usual residents for postcodes, postcode sectors and postcode districts and estimates of households for postcodes in England and Wales. Residential estimates, also known as "headcounts", include usual residents in communal establishments, and have been disaggregated by sex at the postcode level.

Detailed Migration

Detailed migration statistics provide the characteristics of people or households who have moved within England and Wales or from another country into England and Wales during the year before Census 2021.

Small Population

Small population tables provide census data for usual residents in specific small population groups. For example, usual residents who identified with a particular ethnic group, religion or national identity or usual residents who had a common country of birth or main language.

Out-of-term Population

The out-of-term population is the usually resident population, counted at their out-of-term address if they have one. As a result, the difference relates to the location of some students and schoolchildren. This is different to other Census 2021 estimates, which placed students and schoolchildren at their term-time address.

Second Address Population

The second address population looks at the characteristics of the population staying at a second address for more than 30 days a year. When producing datasets on the characteristics of the population with a second address, we count them at the location of their second address rather than at the address where they are usually resident.

Workday Population

The workday population is an estimate of the population during the working day. It includes all usual residents in England and Wales who are either in employment in the area, or not in employment but live in the area.

Workplace Population

The workplace population is an estimate of the usually resident population aged 16 years and over, working in an area. It includes people who work mainly at or from home, or do not have a fixed place of work, in their area of usual residence.

Origin-destination data

This release contains Census 2021 estimates of origin-destination data which includes the movement of people from one location to another to migrate, work, or stay at a second address from Census 2021 in England and Wales.

Bulk Data Downloads

Bulk data products package all the data from a 2021 Census dataset as a single zip file. Each zip file contains separate CSV files for each geographic type (OA, LSOA, MSOA etc).