Population statistics from the UK censuses

Find statistics about the UK population including data on housing, health, migration and the labour market. We provide access to data for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales from the 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011 and 2021/2022 UK censuses.

The data is published by Office of National Statistics (ONS), the National Records of Scotland (NRS) and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).

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We aim to free the data for better discovery and, in the spirit of frictionless data, make it easy to use the data for sharing and utilisation whether that’s in CSV, Excel, R, or Hadoop.

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The Team

We are a team of data specialists at the UK Data Service and are based at Jisc, the UK digital, data and technology agency focused on tertiary education, research and innovation.

We provide access to aggregate data from the 1971-2021/2022 UK censuses and support for users of the census resources, in as friendly and intuitive a way as possible.

Please contact us for more information.

The Data

The aggregate data produced as outputs from censuses in the United Kingdom provide information on a wide range of demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population.

Boundary data are a digitised representation of the underlying geography of the census

Flow data involve flows of individuals in the UK between origins and destinations