This prospectus sets out the release plans for statistics from the 2011 Census in England and Wales. It describes the statistics and the intended publishing schedule. This prospectus is regularly updated.
Statistics already published
See the Census data quick view for links to all releases.
Download the Index of Topics and Tables (527.1 Kb ZIP) for links to all tables released so far.
See the Data Catalogue for detailed descriptions of the releases.
The 2011 Census user guide can help you understand and use statistics from the 2011 Census in England and Wales.
The comprehensive census glossary explains terms contained in the prospectus and in census releases.
Please note: Prospectus last updated 4 March 2014
Latest changes include:
04 March: new table layouts for origin-destination (flow) data - Go to flow data page
28 February: New table layouts for 26 March release 3.6 - Go to the third release table layouts page.
28 February: New table layouts for 26 March release 4.6 - Go to the fourth release table layouts page.
See updates register for details of all changes.
Scotland, Northern Ireland and UK
Simultaneous but separate censuses took place in Scotland, run by National Records of Scotland (NRS), and Northern Ireland, run by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). NRS’s and NISRA’s prospectuses are available via their respective websites.
ONS is also responsible for the publication of UK statistics (compiling comparable statistics from the UK statistical agencies above). This prospectus covers the publication of UK statistics including a release schedule for the statistics. Download the UK release schedule (222 Kb Excel sheet) .
For all UK statistics published data, see the 2011 UK censuses pages.
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