Census 2011 - Helping
tomorrow take shape
A census is a count of all people and households and
provides a detailed local and national picture of society to help
target funds and plan local services.
Every ten years the Office for National
Statistics (ONS) carries out a census to find out more about the
people who live in England and Wales, and about the make-up of
local neighbourhoods. Census day was Sunday 27 March
2011. ONS sent out over 25 million questionnaires to
households to complete.
The census asks about work, health, national
identity, citizenship, ethnic background, education, second homes,
language, religion, marital status and so on. These statistics are
then used to build a picture of today’s society.
Why should this matter?
Like all local authorities in England and
Wales, South Staffordshire Council relies on census
population statistics to get the government funding we need for
public services. How much we get is directly related to how many
and what kind of people the census says live in our area. So even
if the census were to end up just a few households short, it could
make a very real difference to people’s lives. The census needs to
include everyone, everywhere – and that’s why everyone has to take
Latest census data
Data from the 2011 census is constantly being released. We
will publish the latest data as soon as possible. The most
recent data can be seen below by clicking on the links.
2012 release (706KB)
Includes district level data on access to vehicles, ethnicity,
religion, central heating, volunteering, economic activity,
socio-economic and long-term conditions.
2012 release (260KB)
Includes population data by ward and by locality.
July 2012 release
Includes population changes, age breakdown, household figures,
all by district level.
South Staffordshire Ward Profiles
The ward profiles can be viewed by clicking here.
To find out about statistical
information from the last Census, visit www.statistics.gov.uk
To find out the latest position visit the
Office for National Statistics
Telephone: (01902) 696456, or