A census is a count of all people and households in the country that takes place every ten years. It asks people about subjects such as work, health, ethnic background, education and marital status.
The responses build a picture of today’s society which helps central and local government, health authorities, businesses, voluntary sector organisations and communities target resources and plan for years to come.
The 2011 Census took place on 27 March 2011. In England and Wales the 2011 Census was organised and carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Local authorities, such as Dudley Council, worked with ONS to support the census. This is the most recent Census, with the next one due in 2021.
The first results from the 2011 Census were released on 16 July 2012, when the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published headline statistics for each local authority in England and Wales.
A summary of the results for Dudley is as follows:
Key census results were released on 11 December 2012 for local authorities and 30 January 2013 for areas within local authorities such as wards and super output areas. A 2011 Census profile giving the statistics for Dudley and how they compare to England is available at the bottom of this page, along with an interactive 2011 Census Area Profiler you can use to compare Dudley's census results with those of other areas.
The 2011 Census Area Profiler is an interactive excel-based tool designed to show people the 2011 Census results for an area of their choice, and allow them to compare it to any other area. The profiler lets you view tables of census results showing the number and percentage of the population across a wide range of topics, such as age, ethnic group, general health, occupation and method of travel to work. There are also charts that show the percentage figures for the two selected areas. The Profiler includes census results for Dudley and other local authorities, but also has a specific Dudley focus, with the user able to choose areas within Dudley Borough for comparisons, such as community forums, wards and super output areas.
When you open the profiler there are boxes where you can select your area and comparison area. Help information is also available within the profiler to assist users. Please note that dependent on your version of Excel you may need to accept an "Enable Editing" and/or "Enable Content" message to use the full functionality of the profiler.
To find out which community forum, ward or lower layer super output area (LSOA) an address is located within, and view a map of the the area, please use our search facility.