2011 census profile
The Census is the most comprehensive single survey of the United Kingdom population. The information from the Census enables central and local government to target resources and plan service provision more effectively. It also provides a broad range of population, social and economic information for use by other public services, the business and academic sectors, and the community.
The Census has been carried out every 10 years since 1801, with the exception of 1941. The most recent Census was held on March 27, 2011.