The 2011 Census day was Sunday 27th March 2011.
What is the Census?
The census is an estimate of the population and an analysis of its characteristics that is carried out every ten years. In England and Wales the census is carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Everyone is asked the same set of questions on the same day, and our answers - which are kept confidential, create a 'snapshot' of the population as it looks on that day.
Why does it happen?
The results of the census are used to plan national and local services like transport, housing, healthcare and education. The results of the census also influence future funding for local authorities and communities.
When will the data be available
The 2011 Census data will be released in four phases. The release plans are as follows:
First release: 16 July 2012
The data for the first phase has now been released. The table below shows Middlesbrough's population by five year age bands in comparison to the 2001 Census and the 2001 Mid year Estimate.
The population estimates from the 2001 Census were significantly lower than the previous MYE (2000). Following publication the Council successfully worked with ONS to review the results, subsequently the ONS revised the 2001 MYE and this was used as the population base for Middlesbrough (changing from the Census figure of 134,866 to MYE figure of 141,233). The additional 6,367 to the Middlesbrough population has meant that over £10 million of funding from central government was recovered for Middlesbrough over the period since 2001.
2001 Census population
Mid Year Estimate 2001 Revised
2011 Census population *
Mid Year Estimate 2001 / Census 2011 % Change
|90 and over||590||613||807||31.6%|
The 2011 results shows that the estimated population of Middlesbrough is 134,400. This is a decrease of 2% since 2001, equating to 2,833 residents.
It is important to note that the results are the best estimate of the total population on census day. All numbers are rounded to the nearest 100 to try and preclude any adjustment when the results for lower geographies are released.
Second release: November 2012 - February 2013
The data in the second release will be simple counts of various measures such as marital and civil partnership status, country of birth, ethnic group, religion, health and provision of unpaid care, hours worked, language, national identity and length of residency in the UK.
Third release: March 2013 - June 2013
Local characteristic tables (age by sex and resident type, sex and age by ethnic group, sex and age by economic status etc) These statistics will be released in three phases according to geography (output areas, ward level followed by parishes and health areas etc )
Fourth release: July 2013 - October 2013
Further local characteristics tables will be released
For further information on the 2011 Census follow the link to the ONS website