2011 Census: Latest News
Data released on 16 July 2012 show that Wakefield District’s usual resident population on census day was 325,800 people.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to read a short summary of the first data to be released, including the full population breakdown by five-year age band and gender, and population pyramids showing how the age structure has changed over the last 30 years.
The census is a count of all people and households in the country and provides population statistics from a national to neighbourhood level for government, local authorities, business and communities.
The last census for England and Wales was on 27 March 2011 and involved around 25 million households. Since then, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have been processing the completed questionnaires and analysing the data to ensure it is of the highest possible quality.
The first data will be released on 16 July 2012. This will tell us the size of the population, by five-year age band, and by gender, but the numbers will just be for the District as a whole.
Where will you be able to download the information from?
ONS will publish the 2011 Census data through their existing web sites, some of which are being enhanced and improved (see 'Related Links')
- Office for National Statistics
- Neighbourhood Statistics
- Nomis Official Labour Market Statistics
Some of the key data for Wakefield will also be made available through the Council’s web site. Please keep checking back to this page to get the latest news.
Further information about the 2011 Census and analysis of Wakefield District data will be published on these pages as it becomes available. For background information and further details about the publication schedule please follow the links below.