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Key Statistics for Urban Areas in England and Wales

Release dates:

  1. Key Statistics for urban areas in England and Wales - 17 June 2004
  2. Regional Reports - 22 July 2004

The report Key Statistics for urban areas in England and Wales contains data for England and Wales, England, Wales, and urban areas and urban subdivisions in England and Wales. The urban areas and urban subdivisions are those with populations of 20,000 people or more.

The four regional reports Key Statistics for urban areas in the Noth, the Midlands, the South East, and the South West and Wales contain similar data but for urban areas and subdivisions within each region that have populations of 1,500 people or more.

These results meet a widespread interest in information about towns and cities, and allow for comparisons between urban populations and those living outside towns. A brief definition of the urban areas included in the reports is contained in this summary, and complete background information is included in the reports.

The printed reports, which were laid before Parliament, contain data mainly in percentages with appropriate denominators. A CD is also available which contains the results for all the areas contained in the four regional reports, as percentages in HTML format, and as counts 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.

 

Media, availability and cost:

In print and on CD

Printed report for England and Wales [£82.00 ISBN 0 11 621743 X] with accompanying CD from The Stationary Office.

Printed regional reports for:

  • the North [£80.00 ISBN 0 11 621744 8]

  • the Midlands [£80.00 ISBN 0 11 621745 6]

  • the South East [£80.00 ISBN 0 11 621746 4]

  • the South West and Wales [£80.00 ISBN 0 11 621747 2]. 

Electronic

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

Online

Printed reports for England and Wales, the North, the Midlands, the South East, and the South West with Wales available separately and free as series of pdf files available in the publication section.

Excel versions of the Key Statistics for all urban areas on the CD also available free to download. These include a version of table 'KS01 Usual resident population' which includes hectares and population density for each urban area and subdivision.

 

Product notes

  • Table 'KS01 Usual resident population, in all five printed reports and on the CDs, does not include 1991 population figures, which were not available when the tables were produced.

  • Exact area and density figures in this table could not be provided as a result of the best fitting of Output Areas, and the aggregation of the best fitted Output Areas tends to overstate hectare figures. Hectare and density figures are therefore not included in the table in the reports or on the CDs, but figures derived from the 'exact' boundaries of urban land are available free to download in Excel format.

 

Additonal related results

Urban and remaining populations in each local authority

Excel versions of the Key Statistics tables with figures for the urban and remaining parts of each local authority and higher areas are available free to download in the publication section The tables contain aggregates of the figures for the Output Areas recognised as part of any urban area which falls within the boundaries of each local authority and higher area as defined on 31 December 2002, together with aggregations of the Output Areas which fall outside urban areas. A local authority may have no parts which fall outside urban areas.

Key Statistics by urban area size

Excel versions of the Key Statistics tables for urban areas by population size are available free to download in the publication section. The tables present Key Statistics for aggregations of the figures falling within various population size bands for England and Wales as a whole.

 

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

  • list of urban area names and codes, for use with the the CSV format CD

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