Detail of release

This release contains Census 2021 estimates for the 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.

Read more information on estimates of students in Census 2021 on the ONS website.

The downloads on this page package all the data for a dataset as a single zip file. Each zip file contains separate CSV files for each geographic layer. The zip file also contains a metadata XLS file. Please note to open CSV files in Excel the number of rows within the dataset must not exceed 1 million.

All out-of-term population datasets

Out-of-term population datasets

Protecting personal data

Sometimes we need to make changes to data if it is possible to identify individuals. This is known as statistical disclosure control. In Census 2021, we:

Read more in Section 5 of our article Design for Census 2021.

More information

Data not included in this release can be requested as similar outputs through the commissioned table service, for a charge. The creation of ad hoc tables is constrained by the data, by the availability of skilled staff to compile them, by any similarities to what the ONS has already released or plans to release, and the need to protect confidentiality of individuals. More information is available on the ONS website.

More information on results from Census 2021 is available on the Office for National Statistics website.

If you have any questions about Census 2021 out-of-term population products, contact:

Census Customer Services
PO15 5RR

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444972