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Population - frequently asked questions

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Although population figures are generally thought of as geographic data, they do not fall within the remit of ONS Geography, so if you contact us for population information we will probably redirect you based on the guidance and examples below:

Where can I get Census population figures?

The 2011 Census took place on 27 March 2011 and outputs are available from the Census 2011 pages on our website.

The following websites have population data, as well as further information and details of contact points:

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How many people live in Portsmouth? (Mid-year population estimates)

Censuses only occur every ten years but annual mid-year population estimates are made in the interim.

Mid-2013 information is available on our website for the UK; links to estimates for Scotland and Northern Ireland are also included.

For information, the 2013 mid-year population estimate for Portsmouth is 207,460.

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Other population information

A wide range of other population information is available on the population and migration theme pages of our website.

If you still don’t have a satisfactory answer to your query, then please contact ONS, NRS or NISRA as appropriate.

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