Key Messages from the 2011 Census

Key messages from the 2011 Census for each of Warwickshire’s districts and boroughs have just been published by 2011 Census LogoWarwickshire Observatory.

The 2011 Census makes a major contribution to our knowledge about communities in the county; their changing age structure, ethnic composition, work and travel patterns etc. In turn, this information provides an important early indication of issues which may emerge in the future and helps public services and other agencies identify need and plan future service delivery.

The papers draw on a range of 2011 Census data to reveal key messages in relation to topics such as population change, household growth, health and care, ethnicity, religion, housing tenure and travel to work patterns. They highlight that:

  • North Warwickshire’s population grew by just 152 people between 2001 and 2011.
  • The number of privately rented homes in Nuneaton and Bedworth has increased by 150% in the last ten years.
  • Rugby has seen the number of new households increase by 15% since 2001; this high rate of growth places the borough in the top 10 local authorities in the country for household growth.
  • Stratford-on-Avon District records the highest rate of car ownership in the county – more than 1 in 10 households have 3 or more cars.
  • Warwick District has the highest proportion of residents with level 4 (degree or higher) qualifications.

The papers also look at some of the implications of emerging trends for public services and local residents.

Each of the district and borough key message papers are available below:

North Warwickshire Key Messages

Nuneaton and Bedworth Key Messages

Rugby Borough Key Messages

Stratford-on-Avon Key Messages

Warwick District Key Messages

The papers supplement the Observatory’s previously published products utilising the 2011 Census data. These include a county key message briefing note as well as district/borough level data profiles which incorporate a range of data from the 2011 Census. In addition, our Profiling Tool enables users to select smaller geographies (Wards, LSOAs, Parishes etc.) and create a 2011 Census Profile on their selected areas.

The Office for National Statistics has continued to release more detailed data from the 2011 Census in recent weeks and these are available on the Nomis website. The Observatory is planning to publish a series of theme blogs (see our most recent theme blog post here) over the coming weeks which will provide an opportunity to look in more detail on topics from the 2011 Census.

If you have any comments relating to 2011 Census data please contact Warwickshire Observatory at


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