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Since 1801, every ten years the nation has set aside one day for the census - a count of all people and households. It is the most complete source of information about the population that we have. The 2001 Census was held on Sunday 29 April 2001.
The 2001 Census took place on 29 April 2001 and celebrated 200 years of census taking in England and Wales.
Information about the 2001 Census statistical outputs, data quality and other supporting information.
Information about legislation and the design, consultation and evaluation of the 2001 Census.
Definitions of terms and phrases used in products and statistical outputs from the 2001 Census.
Results from all previous censuses are available - those before the 1960's are in printed reports, but with many more recent results in electronic form.
Census Customer Services provide expert advice about the 2011 and earlier censuses.