Census 2021

The census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years.

It produces a snapshot of all the people and households in England and Wales – the most detailed information we have about our society.

It has been carried out every 10 years since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

Census 2021 data was reported for 21 March 2021

Data from the 2021 Census is now being published regularly by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and is being released in stages.

Interactive Census maps are available on the ONS website to visualise and explore Census 2021 data for different topics down to a local authority and neighbourhood level.

You can visit the ONS website to find out more about the ONS Census 2021 outputs release plans.

We recommend you check the ONS Census webpages for latest releases and data.

You can also view historic census data on the ONS website.