A population census is a key instrument for assessing the needs of local communities. When related to other data sources such as housing or agricultural censuses, or sample surveys, the data becomes even more useful.
Data collected by the census is used to provide statistical outputs which central government uses to plan and allocate local authority services funding, and which local authorities themselves use to identify and meet the needs of their local communities. Other organisations that use census data include healthcare organisations, community groups, researchers and businesses.
The questionnaires, including people’s personal information, are kept confidential for 100 years before being released to the public, providing an important source of information for historical, demographic and genealogy research.
- 2011 Census for England and Wales More information about the 2011 Census
- Economics and Educational Data relating to economic activity and educational qualifications.
- Ethnicity & Religion Information about ethnic groups, nationality, country of birth, passports, religion etc.
- Health & Wellbeing Information relating to general wellbeing and unpaid carer hours.
- Population Figures Population and age profile figures for Winchester.
- Transport & Travel Information for number of cars available for each household.