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Key Statistics for Parishes and Communities in England and Wales

Release date: 16 March 2004

The report Key Statistics for parishes in England and communities in Wales contains data for England and Wales, England, Wales, and all Government Office Regions, counties, Unitary Authorities, local authorities, parishes in England, and communities in Wales.

It contains Key Statistics tables for parishes and communities with at least 100 residents and 40 households, in line with the confidentiality thresholds for other local statistics. Where possible, small parishes have been amalgamated with other areas to produce populations sufficiently large for the release of Key Statistics for amalgamated areas as a whole. This quite complex process and outcome is described in the report.

To meet the demand for information for the many smaller rural communities, simpler profiles are also included for all areas with at least 50 residents and 20 households.

Counts of residents, males, females, and households are included for all areas.

The report, which was laid before parliament, consists of a printed introduction accompanied by a CD containing software to view and manipulate electronic versions of the tables with data in counts or percentages.

The profiles and Key Statistics are also available online through the Neighbourhood Statistics Service (NeSS) website.


The Key Statistics tables

The Key Statistics dataset consists of a series of 33 tables which provide a summary of the complete results of the Census. They are designed to enable easy comparison between areas across the full range of Census variables.


Profile tables

The profiles consist of four tables which provide summary results on the topics of 'people', 'work and qualifications', 'households' and 'accommodation and tenure'.


Media, availability and cost:


Key Statistics and profiles available free through the Neighbourhood Statistics Service (NeSS) website. Printed part of the report downloadable free as a pdf file.

In print and on CD

Printed report [£45 ISBN 0 11 621742 1] containing introduction and guidance for the occasional user, with accompanying CD containing results in SuperTABLE format as counts and percentages available from The Stationary Office.


A CD containing data as counts in CSV format on request free from Census Customer Services.


Product notes

Table 'KS01 Usual resident population' does not include 1991 population figures, which were not available when the tables were produced.


Supporting information

The following information supporting this Census product is available:

  • errata, errors and corrections identified since the product release

  • outline versions of the Key Statistics tables

  • outline versions of the profile tables

A look up table of parishes/communities by Output Area, which allows those with Census Area Statistics to produce aggregates where required, is available on request free from Census Customer Services.

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