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Release: 2011 Census, Workday Population Statistics for Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) and Output Areas in England and Wales (Part 2)

Released: 23 May 2014

Contact

Alexa Bradley

2011 Census

census.customerservices@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 1329 444972

Categories: Population, Population Change, Population Estimates, Population Estimates by Age and Sex, Labour Market, People in Work, Employment

Frequency of release: Decennial

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Output Area

Survey name(s): Census

In this release

This release provides 2011 Census estimates on the population and characteristics of the workday population, an alternative 2011 Census output base for England and Wales. The tables refer to the workday population on 27 March 2011.

These tables build on Workday Population Statistics for Output Areas in England and Wales (Part 1), which were released on 31 October 2013 and featured characteristics such as population size, general health, religion and ethnic group.

The tables in this release provide information on additional key characteristics of the workday population of England and Wales such as industry, occupation, method of travel to work and distance travelled to work.

There are 9 tables in total in this release - 3 tables are available for Output Areas (OA) and 6 tables are available for Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOA) in England and Wales. All tables in this release are available from the Nomis website. Each table can be accessed directly using the links in the reference table (29 Kb Excel sheet) .

The workday population is a redistribution of the usually resident population to their place of work, while residents who are not in work remain at their area of residence. The workday population of an area is defined as “all usual residents aged 16 and above who are in employment and whose workplace is in the area, and all other usual residents of any age who are not in employment but are resident in the area”. People who work mainly at or from home or do not have a fixed place of work are included in the area of their usual residence. The following population groups are excluded from the workday population of an area:

  • Those living in England and Wales but working in Scotland, Northern Ireland, outside the UK or on offshore installations,

  • Those with a place of work in England and Wales but who are not usually resident in England and Wales, and

  • Short-term residents

The set of workday population tables are designed to be as comparable as possible with previously published Quick Statistics tables on the usual residence population base. The majority of workday population tables are therefore based on published Quick Statistics tables and use the same or comparable breakdown of classifications.

This release coincides with the release of Workplace Population Statistics for Workplace Zones and Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) in England and Wales. The workplace population is a redistribution of the usually resident working population to their place of work. The workplace population of an area is defined as “all usual residents aged 16 and above who are in employment and whose workplace is in the area”.   

Armed Forces Statistics for Local Authorities in England and Wales and Migration Statistics for Wales were also released on 23 May 2014.  

Information about OAs, MSOAs and other geographic areas is available from ONS Geography.

Further information about the census estimates, including details about the methodology used and information about how other population sub-groups are counted and defined, is available in the 2011 Census user guide.

Further information on the fitness for purpose of the statistics in this release can be found in the Quality and Methodology Information paper (157.6 Kb Pdf) .

 

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