ONS published a 2011 Census update letter earlier this afternoon, reporting on imminent plans for Census releases 3 and 4. Key points from this letter are:
- Non-UK born short-term residents and detailed tables relating to Passports Held, Country of Birth, and National Identity will be released 26 March.
- Release 3 will now be Detailed Characteristics at local authority level, followed by MSOA and Ward geographies, and will begin in May.
- Local Characteristics data will now be Release 4 (summer).
- More details of the exact timings of these releases are expected in April.
As usual, all of the above data will be available through SASPAC.