Major update to Census maps

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7 March 2023

Census maps: view ten-year change from 2011 to 2021

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Today, we released change over time data on our Census maps.

Census maps is an interactive tool to explore Census 2021 data across England and Wales for different topics down to a neighbourhood level.

You can now also see how areas have changed between the censuses in 2011 and 2021, by selecting 'Mode' and 'Change since 2011'.

The map will switch to display the change from 2011, usually as a percentage point (pp) change. A percentage point change is the difference between percentages. For example, if the chosen group of people or households made up 10.2% of the population in 2011 and 9.1% in 2021, this would be shown as a decrease of -1.1pp.

You can explore local areas by searching or zooming in on Census maps, down to a neighbourhood level. The tool is embeddable for use in other websites.

We also have change over time articles for every local authority area in England and Wales, that highlight particular changes in your area, alongside local context and charts.

View Census maps