2011 Census

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Initial results from the 2011 Census, carried out on 27 March 2011, are now available.

Headline results

  • The resident population of Derbyshire on census day was 769,686 an increase of five per cent since 2001
  • Home ownership levels in Derbyshire have remained above the national average, with fewer homes being owned with a mortgage or loan than in 2001
  • In 2011, four out of five (79 per cent, 607,310) Derbyshire residents described themselves as being in good or very good health
  • The number of residents who stated that their religion was Christian in 2011 was fewer than in 2001. The size of this group decreased 13 percentage points to 64 per cent (489,668). The size of the group who stated that they had no religious affiliation increased by 13 percentage points from 15 per cent in 2001 to 28 per cent in 2011
  • Since 2001, the number of people with Level 4 or above qualifications, eg Bachelor's degree increased by 8 percentage points to 24 per cent.

What is the census?

The census is carried out every 10 years by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and is the only time every person and household is counted right across the UK.

In the ten years since the previous national census (March 2001) people have come and gone, families have grown, expectations and lifestyles have altered. As a result, the face of Derbyshire has changed.

The 2011 census is vital in measuring these changes. A number of questions vary with each census for example, questions regarding civil partnerships, second homes and recent migration were included for the first time.

The information it supplies will help decision makers improve and develop public services. Its findings affect everyone.

Results from the 2011 census

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has now updated the publishing schedule for 2011 census statistics. The statistics are being published in four main releases; the first release was in July 2012 with the last set of releases now due to start in November 2013.

First release - July 2012

The first set of census statistics has now been released by ONS. This includes estimates of the usual resident population in five-year age bands by gender and occupied households for local authorities, regions and for England and Wales. Please follow the link to the Derbyshire Observatory (opens in a new window) to access the census data and Derbyshire briefing note.

Second release - 11 December 2012

The second release contained both Key Statistic (KS), and Quick Statistics (QS) tables. These provide key high level figures at the majority of statistical and administrative geographical boundaries, to give a picture of an area and help the reader make comparisons between areas and see where changes have occurred over time.

Summary profiles of the census key statistics are now available on the Derbyshire Observatory (opens in a new window) with topic-based and additional geographies such as ward level profiles to follow when data are made available by ONS.

Please note that due to recent boundary changes to some areas within Derbyshire, not all 2011 census data area-based profiles will be comparable with the 2001 census area profiles.

Third release - May 2013 to February 2014

The third release of Detailed Characteristics (DC), Theme and Armed Forces Tables (AF) started in May 2013 and will continue until early 2014. These detailed, multivariate (more than one topic covered by a table) tables correspond to the 2001 Census standard tables, standard and CAS theme tables and armed forces tables. These tables will not be made available at lower (smaller) geographies such as Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or Output Area (OA) due to small numbers and the risk that individual residents may become identifiable.

The results from the third release are due in the following phases:

  • 3.1 - Migration, Ethnicity, Identity, Language, Religion, Unpaid Care and Health at Local Authority level, 16 May 2013
  • 3.2 - Headcounts and Household Estimates for Postcodes in England and Wales, Detailed Characteristics on Housing for Local Authorities in England and Wales, 28 June 2013.
  • 3.2b - Further detailed characteristics for regions and additional tables on Migration in England and Wales, Middle Super Output Area (MSOA) and ward tables for Detailed Characteristics tables released in 16 May 2013, 28 June 2013, and 12 July 2013
  • 3.3 - Detailed Characteristics on Demography for MSOAs and wards in England and Wales, 30 August 2013
  • 3.4 - Detailed Characteristics for Communal Establishments for MSOAs and wards, 26 September 2013
  • 3.5 - Detailed Characteristics for Labour Market and Qualifications for MSOAs and wards, expected November 2013
  • 3.6 - Detailed Characteristics for Travel to Work and Armed Forces for MSOAs and wards, expected February 2014

Fourth release - July 2013 to January 2014

The fourth release of Local Characteristics (LC) tables started in July 2013 and is set to continue until January 2014. These tables are multivariate, meaning they cover two or more topics, and will generally correspond to the 2001 Census Area Statistics (CAS)tables, these tables will be released at the lower geographies (LSOA and OA).

The results from the fourth release are due in the following phases:

  • 4.1 - Local Characteristics on Ethnicity, Identity, Language and Religion for Output Areas in England and Wales, 31 July 2013
  • 4.2 - Local Characteristics on Health and Unpaid Care for Output Areas in England and Wales, 30 August 2013
  • 4.3 - Local Characteristics on Migration, 26 September 2013
  • 4.4 - Local Characteristics on Housing and Demography, December 2013
  • 4.5 - Local Characteristics on Labour Market and Qualifications, January 2014

Census links and more information

If you would like more information about the 2011 Census in Derbyshire, please contact our Census Officer:

Fen Jones
Assistant Policy and Research Analyst
email: fen.jones@derbyshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01629 539984

You can also visit the official Office for National Statistics (ONS) 2011 Census website (opens in a new window).

The Release plans for 2011 Census statistics (opens in a new window) page on the ONS website gives the full timetable and prospectus of outputs and further details of the phased releases.

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