New 2011 Census material available today

The Office of National Statistics has today published further data from the 2011 Census.        2011 Census Logo

The new data will present information at Local Authority level across a wide range of topics including ethnic background, religion, work, health, education and housing. Some key facts from today’s release include:

  •  The number of one person households has increased by 14% to 67,054 since 2001.
  • More people now provide some form of unpaid care to relatives or friends. Some 59,240 people provide some form of unpaid care – a rise of 11% in the last 10 years.
  • The number of households which are privately rented has doubled in the last 10 years; around  13% of households in the county are now privately rented.

New data collected for the first time in the 2011 Census shows that

  •  Of the 45,356 Warwickshire residents born outside of the UK,  just under half  arrived in the last 10years.
  • Around 32% of residents not born in the UK arrived here as children (0-15years). 67%% were between the ages of 16-64 and less than 1% arrived after the age of 65.

ONS have an interactive tool to enable users to look in more detail at the data and compare changes in the data in the last 10 years.

Today’s data release is freely available on the ONS website. A further release of data is expected at the end of January 2013 and this will include data at much smaller areas providing a more detailed picture of communities in Warwickshire.

Warwickshire Observatory will be taking a closer look at the data made available today and producing a series of county and district/borough profiles based on the data. Our Warwickshire 2011 Prospectus sets out our plans for the analysis of 2011 Census data and provides some useful background information about what is being made available over the next few months and how to access it. If you have any comments or questions relating to the 2011 Census please get in touch.

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