These plans detail the analysis we plan to publish on the topic of demography in the first year of the Census 2021 analysis programme, and the proposals we are considering publishing in following years. We will provide updates to these plans resulting from user feedback, and further research and testing of the data. We will provide article publication dates on the release calendar in "Upcoming releases". We intend to confirm publication releases four weeks before publication. We will update this page with links to articles when they are published.

Publications in 2023

Holiday homes in England and Wales
Article | Published 20 June 2023
The location of addresses used as holiday homes and movements of holiday home users in England and Wales.

People’s living arrangements in England and Wales: Census 2021
Article | Published 9 February 2023
An overview of people’s living arrangements. It includes analysis on: their legal partnership status, non-dependent children, people living alone, people with second addresses, and whether people had moved in the year prior to census.

Marriage and civil partnership status in England and Wales: Census 2021
Article | Published 22 February 2023
Details people's legal marital or registered civil partnership status, also includes those who are separated, divorced or widowed. The analysis will look at changes since the 2011 Census, prior to policy changes allowing same-sex marriage and opposite-sex civil partnerships.

Characteristics of people in England and Wales with a second address: Census 2021
Article | Published 19 April 2023
This descriptive analysis looks at the changes in family types and structure since the 2011 Census. This article discusses the prevalence, characteristics and geographical spread of family types. Family types may include:

  • multi-generational families
  • multi-family households
  • same-sex families
  • step families
  • lone parents

This analysis also describes the characteristics of children who stay with a second parent or guardian for more than 30 days a year. This includes the characteristics of their usual and second household.

People in England and Wales with a different address in the UK a year before the census: Census 2021
Article | Published 6 September 2023
Characteristics of people who moved a year prior to Census 2021 and 2011 Census, with detailed migration datasets. Regional and local authority inflows and outflows.

Children living with their parents longer: adult children living with their parents

A digital content article provides analysis of adults who were living with their parent(s) at the time of Census 2021.

Internal migration or transitions, for England and Wales in the year before Census 2021

This analysis will focus on internal migration patterns by local authority in England and Wales for the year before Census 2021. This aims to show the proportion of the resident population who have moved, including moves from Scotland and Northern Ireland into England and Wales. We can compare the internal migration data with those from the 2011 Census to look at changes in trends. We will also consider the effect that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may have had on this. There will be a particular focus on student migration.

Alternative population base: workday population

This analysis will look at the local authority districts with the greatest change in population size between the workday and usual resident populations. It will present the changes in age profiles and sex ratios in areas that experience the biggest changes in population size.

Alternative population base: out-of-term population

This analysis will look at the local authority districts with the greatest change in population size during term time and out of term time. It will aim to include some analysis of changes in term-time populations during the coronavirus pandemic.

Proposed publications for 2024 and beyond

Internal migration by level of qualification

This analysis will assess internal migration by level of qualification, with a focus on those aged between 16 and 25 years in 2011. It aims to evaluate the extent of "brain-drain" across regions of England and Wales and will rely on combining Census 2021 and 2011 data.

More information

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