N e w s f r o m O N S

The Census is a count of all people and households in the UK and is normally taken every ten years. It provides essential statistical information, enabling planning and monitoring of public services including schools, health services, roads and libraries. Results are also available for research and education purposes. Information is available from the UK level down to small geographical areas. 

The latest Census took place on 29 April 2001 and first results from the 2001 Census were published on 30 September 2002. They show the population on Census Day by age and sex nationally and for each local authority in England and Wales. The main results are scheduled for release between December 2002 and Summer 2003. 

Statistics from 1991 and earlier Censuses are available from Census Customer Services. www.statistics.gov.uk/census2001