The last census took place on 27 March 2011. The Office of National Statistics sent out questionnaires to around 25 million households to complete. The responses are turned into statistics which help build a picture of today’s society.
The first high level census data was released in mid July 2012. For an overview of this data and the change in Richmond between 2001 and 2011, please refer to the 2011 Census Briefing Paper(pdf, 288KB).
Why should this matter to you?
Like all local authorities in England and Wales, we rely on census population statistics to identify local needs for public services. Central government funding for these is directly related to how many and what kind of people the census shows live in our area. So even if the census were to end up just a few households short, it could make a very real difference to people’s lives. The census needs to include everyone, everywhere - and that’s why everyone has to take part.
For more information, visit www.ons.gov.uk
About the Census
The Census is carried out on a ten year basis and provides a wealth of information on a variety of issues including population, socio-economic class, occupation, ethnicity and health. Much of the information is now available.
Please be aware that users of Census information are advised to acquire a click-use licence if they intend to publish it. Visit the Stationery Office website where you can get a "click use" licence free of charge.
Borough census profile
The borough profile provides a range of social, economic and environmental information about the borough.