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2011 Census: Aggregate Data

Title details

SN: 7427
Title: 2011 Census: Aggregate Data
Alternative title: 2011 Census
Depositor: Office for National Statistics
Depositor: National Records of Scotland
Depositor: Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
Principal investigator(s): Office for National Statistics
Sponsor(s): Office for National Statistics

Subject Categories

Population censuses - Population, vital statistics and censuses


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The aggregate data produced as outputs from censuses in the United Kingdom provide information on a wide range of demographic and socio-economic characteristics. They are predominantly a collection of aggregated, or summary counts of the numbers of people, families or households resident in specific geographical areas possessing particular characteristics drawn from the themes of population, people and places, families, ethnicity and religion, health, work, and housing.

Aggregate data for Census 2011 cover the full range of geographies employed within the census, from the smallest (output areas with an average of 150 persons in England and Wales) to the nation as a whole.

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Citation: Office for National Statistics ; National Records of Scotland ; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (2016): 2011 Census aggregate data. UK Data Service (Edition: June 2016). DOI:

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 27 March 2011
Country: England and Wales | Northern Ireland | Scotland | United Kingdom
Spatial units: Unitary Authorities (England)
Unitary Authorities (Wales)
Local Authority Districts
Output Areas
Super Output Areas (Lower Layer)
Super Output Areas (Middle Layer)
Wards (Census Area Statistics)
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Alpha/numeric data
Aggregate (macro) level
Universe: National
All people present in England and Wales on Census day, 27 March 2011.
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Method of data collection: Self-completion
Weighting: No weighting used

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 26 November 2013
Copyright: Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland
Access conditions: Data may be accessed via InFuse. This data is freely available to all and is licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence
Availability: These data are held and distributed by the Census Dissemination Unit (CDU) at MIMAS.
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