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Second release of 2011 Census statistics

Release 2.1

Release 2.1 was published on 11 December 2012.

ONS included the full package of key statistics and a selection of quick statistics tables (see 2011 Census tables for release 2.1 download) for local authorities in England and Wales, supported by statistical bulletins for England and Wales, for Wales (in English and in Welsh), with commentary and short stories on international migration, ethnic group and religion, and Welsh language. The release was accompanied by interactive data visualisations.

Amendments to table specifications

As tables are populated and reviewed, some changes became necessary for reasons such as statistical disclosure control, data utility, and ONS’s commitment to producing high quality, unambiguous estimates that reflect information as provided to us by census respondents.

  • The extended ethnic group, religion and country of birth outputs were finalised to reflect the responses received.

  • The intercensal change column in table KS101EW was removed. This reflects the fact that population estimates for the first release were compared against the 2001 mid-year estimates rather than the 2001 Census estimates.

  • Table KS203EW, ethnic national identity, was removed, as the balance between utility and statistical disclosure control at the output area level was not appropriate for a National Statistic. Cross-tabulations of national identity with ethnic group are being considered and may also be provided via the commissioned table service, subject to the standard terms and conditions.

  • Labour market tables were published for the 16-74 age group, for this release only. This was to facilitate comparison with 2001 given that statistical disclosure control means that we could not add further age breakdowns at the output area level e.g. 16-64, 65-74, 75+. Releases 3.0 and 4.0, which contain the local and detailed characteristics respectively, will retain their more detailed age groups as currently specified.

The commissioned table service can provide further data on the labour market variables with age breakdowns as requested by users, subject to statistical disclosure control, bearing in mind that greater detail is likely to be balanced by production of the output at a higher level of geography.

Release 2.2

Release 2.2 was published on 30 January 2013.

This release (105 tables) includes the full package of key and quick statistics for the output area hierarchy in England and Wales, supported by a statistical bulletin for England and Wales, and short stories on selected topics. Also included information for wards, parishes and parliamentary constituencies.

Download a list of 2011 Census tables for release 2.1 and 2.2 (50 Kb Excel sheet) (41 Kb Excel sheet).

Amendments to current table specifications

As tables were populated and reviewed, some changes became necessary for reasons such as statistical disclosure control, data utility, and ONS’s commitment to producing high quality, unambiguous estimates that reflect information as provided to us by census respondents.

  • Table QS107EW, marital status and civil partnership status, was removed. Due to data quality, some categories were aggregated, for example, legally dissolved and surviving same-sex civil partnerships were aggregated with divorced and widowed respectively. This made the table a duplicate of table KS103EW.

  • Table QS120EW, visitors present in households on census day, was removed. Visitor information was collected to assist with producing accurate estimates of usual residents. In response to user consultation, ONS agreed to consider a table containing this information. For data quality reasons, ONS has now decided that it is not appropriate to produce a Key or Quick Statistic table for this information. ONS will consider releasing this information at a later date for quality or methodological reporting purposes.

  • Table QS611EW was removed as ONS decided to undertake further data quality assurance. ONS will consider this for a later release.

  • Table QS211EW Ethnic group (detailed) replaced QS209EW. Following user feedback, the number of ethnic groups reported has been expanded 251. These groupings can be collapsed into the standard 18 group classifications used in the less detailed ethnic group tables, for example, KS201EW.

  • CT0010EW Ethnic group (write-in responses) was a new table which reports ethnic group write-in responses without reference to the five broad ethnic group categories listed in the 2011 Census questionnaire.

Please also see Amendments to table specifications for release 2.1 (above).

Release 2.3

Release 2.3 was published on 19 February 2013.

The release includes Key and Quick Statistics for postcode sectors, health areas and Welsh Government devolved constituencies, and the Key Statistics for national parks in England and Wales, with a separate release for Wales only.

Release 2.4

Release 2.4 was published on 26 March 2013.

The release includes non-UK short-term residents in England and Wales and Quick Statistics for England and Wales on national identity, passports held and country of birth, with a separate release for Wales only.

 

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