2001 Census summary stats

Many users will be interested in comparing Monday’s Census results with the equivalent 2001 data. To aid this process, and where possible, the equivalent 2001 data has been extracted from SASPAC and made available here (.xls). This file contains data for constituent geographies in E&W and includes data relating to:

– all Usual residents, males and females totals and 5-year age bands

– household and communal establishment usual residents.

There was no short-term resident data available in 2001.

Please be aware that methodological and definitional changes apply when comparing 2001 and 2011 datasets!

4 Responses to 2001 Census summary stats

  1. David Walker says:

    Brilliant. Thank you SASPAC team for your technical wizardry.

    Do remember though that the 2011 census Estimates will be the best now possible and equivalent to 2011 MYE (minus a quarter year’s change), whereas in some local authority districts there was a substantial difference between the census Count for 2001 and the Revised Final mid-year estimate.

    So, any comparisons between 2011 and 2001 using Monday’s figures should only be regarded as provisional. Truly valid comparisons will only be possible in September when the MYEs are released.

    If someone (at GLA or even perhaps ONS) could remind us which LAs had the greatest discrepancies between Count and MYE at 2001, that would be a tremendous help … But perhaps best to patiently wait for the rebased run of MYEs 2002-2011.

  2. Neil Storer says:

    Absolutely David … you beat me to it!

  3. Jayne Mills says:

    Indeed – Bristol had an undercount in the 2001 Census and so comparisons overtime for any of the census variables will be subject to huge caveats.

    At least with population as you say we can compare 2001 and 2011 MYEs.

  4. SASPAC says:

    Thank you (again) for your demographic guidance David, we’ll just have to be patient and wait for the new MYE.

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