The Census 2001 General report for England and Wales is the official, and comprehensive, account of the 2001 Census in England and Wales. It reviews the entire Census operation from the early consultation and planning stages, through the field activities and data processing, including the post-back of forms and the full adjustment of the Census counts, to the production and dissemination of outputs and evaluation. It provides a wealth of detail about how the Census was carried out and what lessons have been learned to take forward in the plans for any future censuses.
It is aimed at both the experienced and occasional user of census data, but it is hoped the wider public may also find the report useful and informative. The report should be read in conjunction with the Census 2001 Quality report for England and Wales.