The second phase of results from Census 2021 are out.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the next phase of Census 2021 outputs for England and Wales looking at topics including migration, country of birth and household size and structure.
The demography release sheds light on the characteristics of people living in England and Wales and shows a similar picture to 2011.
Information is free to access from the ONS website.
Epping Forest District data
In Epping Forest the results show that:
- Number of households has increased by 5%, from around 51,800 in 2011 to 54,600 in 2021
- Epping Forest has a higher proportion of married or civil partnership couple households (34% in Epping Forest vs 30% in England) and a slightly higher proportion of older family households (10% compared to 9%)
- Epping Forest has a lower proportion of one person households compared to England (27% compared to 30%)
You can use the ONS website to look into the finer levels of detail providing a fascinating insight into the evolution of the district. The ONS website also provides comparison between Epping Forest District, other local areas and the national picture.
Essex County Council has produced a comparison between districts and boroughs. You can see how Epping Forest District looks in comparison to its neighbours on the ECC website.
The number of England and Wales residents born outside of the UK has increased by 2.5 million in the decade since the last census, new data from Census 2021 show.
While the number of households increased, in line with the increase in the overall population, the make-up of those households is similar, with 6 in 10 being single family households and 3 in 10 being one person households.
The average household size in England and Wales in 2021 was 2.4 people per household, as it had been in 2011.
How is the data used?
The census helps inform the delivery of public services throughout the UK. Different groups and organisations use census statistics in a variety of ways. For example, academics use census population estimates for predicting trends, local authorities for planning policy and local services, businesses for product development and store locations, and local groups to support funding applications.
Find out more
You can find out more about how the population has changed in different local authority areas and how they compare with others across England and Wales using the ONS interactive Census map.
This interactive tool allows you to explore Census 2021 data for different topics down to a local authority and neighbourhood level. It can help you find out things like which areas have the oldest populations and youngest populations, which neighbourhoods have the highest percentages of people living alone or which areas have the highest and lowest percentages of people married or in civil partnerships.
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