On the 24th April, ONS announced the next four releases of 2011 Census statistics.
*Workplace Population Statistics for Workplace Zones and MSOAs in England and Wales
This release will provide 2011 Census estimates of the number and characteristics of the workplace population of England and Wales. Outline versions for 32 workplace tables are available to download from the ONS website.
21 tables will be for the new geography of workplace zones, 10 tables will be for MSOA, and one table for Output Areas.
*Workday Population Statistics for MSOAs and OAs in England and Wales
This release compliments the first release of workday population statistics (published October 2013).
Outline versions for nine tables are available to download from the ONS website.
Six are MSOA tables and three are OA and higher geographies.
*Migration Statistics for Wales
This release will provide the first set of 2011 Census statistics about people in Wales who moved within or between areas in Wales in the year preceding the census. Outline versions for three tables will be available to download shortly from the ONS website.
Two of these tables will be for MSOAs and merged wards and one table will be for local authorities.
Further migration statistics will be published later in2014 covering the population of England and Wales.
*Armed Forces Statistics for Local Authorities in England and Wales
This release will provide 2011 Census estimates of the number and characteristics of personnel serving in the armed forces.
Outline versions for six armed forces tables are available to download from the ONS website.
These tables will be available for local authorities in which the number of armed forces personnel exceeds 150.
The tables will be released as Excel reference tables on the ONS website.
March and April saw ONS release 65 new Census tables for England and Wales, these included:
- 3.5c – 8 Detailed Characteristic and 1 Quick Statistics table relating to Approximated Social
- 3.6 – 20 Detailed Characteristic tables relating to travel to work and car or van availability (
- Local Authorities only)
- 4.6 – 26 Local Characteristic and 1 Quick Statistics table relating to travel to work and car or
- van availability (Output Areas)
- Supplementary tables on 9/4/14 – 9 Local Characteristic tables relating to a range of topics
To provide access to these tables users will need to update to the v9.85 (April update) available from our software download page and download the latest System files from our Data page. Layouts of these tables can be found below and an Excel file of all the tables released to date can be found here (.xls).
– new Quick Statistics tables (.pdf)
– new Local Characteristics tables (.pdf)
– new Detailed Characteristics tables (.pdf)
Copies of table layouts released to date can also be found on our Support page.
Following three years of research and user consultation into options for the 2021 census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales, the National Statistician has recommended to the Board of the UK Statistics Authority that a predominantly online census should be undertaken in 2021, supplemented by the use of administrative and survey data. To read more about this announcement, please click here.
National Records of Scotland (NRS) have also announced they will be following a similar route, with a primarily online 2021 Census and supplementary use of administrative datasets. More this announcement can be found here.
ONS have now published the (draft) table layouts for release:
4.5a: (Local Characteristics on Labour Market for output areas in England and Wales)
4.5b: (Local Characteristics on Qualifications for output areas in England and Wales)
Accessible via here. This data is scheduled for release on 26 February 2014.
The 2001 Census produced a number of tables at ward level specifically relating to the armed forces population (AF001 to AF004). This population is likely to be geographically concentrated across specific local authorities but key to understanding service provision and demand. ONS are preparing the equivalent 2011 Census tables and have circulated some table mockups (.xls) for users to comment on. The current intention is to provide this tables at regional level only. ONS are keen to hear from users on their data requirements and requested feedback by 11 February.
The latest 2011 Census Detailed and Local Characteristics tables are now available to download from the SASPAC website along with a software update (v9.85).
This update incorporates the 2 Detailed Characteristic and 59 Local Characteristic tables published by ONS on 23/01/14 (releases 4.4a and 4.4b)
The updated SASPAC System files are downloadable from our data page and the software updates files/instructions from here.
To help keep users’ up to date with the large number of tables currently available we have also produced a summary of all the tables released by geography here (.xls). Furthermore, table layouts for all the tables so far and those recently published are below:
- Release 4.4a Detailed Characteristic tables layouts all published DC table layouts to date (.pdf)
- Release 4.4a and 4.4b Local Characteristic tables layouts /all published LC table layouts to date (.pdf)
Other table layouts can be found on our Support page.
ONS have announced the release date for the next Local Characteristics tables. The information will be found in tables 4.5a and 4.5b and will include topics on:
- Labour Market at output area level
- Qualifications at output area level
This release will be on the 26 February 2014. There are currently no drafts of this information published, but once available they will be accessible via here.
Also on the 27 February 2014, NRS will be releasing Scotland’s Census results part 3A, which provides 10 new tables:
- Age by sex
- Ethnic group
- National identity
- Proficiency in English
- Scots language skills
- Ethnic group
- Country of birth
There is currently already a draft tables available to download from the NRS website.