The census has been taken every ten years since 1801 (with the exception of 1941). It forms the most comprehensive data set on the population and its characteristics and is used to inform policy and spending decisions, identify community needs and shape local priorities.
The most recent census was undertaken by the Office for National Statistics on 27th March 2011.
Census Information Scheme
The Census Information Scheme, working within the Greater London Authority, provides London-specific analysis of census statistics for the 33 London boroughs, the GLA and its Functional Bodies.
Explore the Census
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View some of the recent content, tools and analysis produced by the Census Information Scheme