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Key Statistics for Postcode Sectors in England and Wales

Release date: 30 March 2004

The report Key Statistics for postcode sectors in England and Wales contains data for England and Wales, England, Wales, and all postal areas, districts, and sectors in England and Wales.

The postal areas are as at the time of the Census in April 2001, and results are not included for areas that are below the minimum confidentiality thresholds of 100 residents and 40 households.

The report, which was laid before Parliament, provides valuable benchmarks and comparative information to support the widespread use of postal geography.

The printed part of the report provides background information on the Census, the postal geography used in the tables, and outlines of the Key Statistics and postal area profile tables. The accompanying CD contains the Key Statistics tables as percentages and counts, and the postal area profiles as percentages, in SuperTABLE format.


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 three tables which provide summary results on the topics of 'people', 'People aged 16 - 74', and 'households'.


Media, availability and cost:


Printed part of the report available free as a downloadable pdf file.

In print and on CD

Printed report and accompanying CD [£45 ISBN 0 11 621749 9] containing tables as counts and percentages in SuperTABLE format 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 for postal areas when the report was 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 Output Areas by postal sector, for use in aggregating other Census Output Area based data is available on request free from Census Customer Services.

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