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.
The next census in England and Wales will be in 2021.
Census Information Scheme
The Census Information Scheme, working within the Greater London Authority, provides London-specific analysis of census statistics for the 33 London local authorities, the GLA and its Functional Bodies. Our offer includes:
- Managing, commissioning and disseminating bespoke outputs from the census;
- Providing access to protected and secure census flow and microdata from ONS;
- Access to historic census data for London;
- An opportunity to have your say in the planning of the 2021 Census.
If you have any census-related queries or requests then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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