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In response to the phased release of the 2021 census results by the Office for National Statistics, the Business Development: Data, Analysis, and Intelligence Team at Shropshire Council are publishing analysis in different formats to meet the needs of website users. Below is a list of the analysis currently available, and also products under development or planned.
First results (released by ONS on the 28June 2022)
Key facts on population and households
A table showing a numerical breakdown of these results for Shropshire
Phase 1 topic summary bulletins (data released by ONS, October 2022 to January 2023)
Phase 1 results integrated into Shropshire area profiles for electoral divisions and market towns. When parish and town council data is available these profiles will also be updated.
Phase 2 – detailed multi-variate data (release started in April 2023)
Detailed analysis to support decision-making and service planning at Shropshire Council on an area / thematic basis (dependent on priorities.) This is intended to supply an enhanced understanding of:
Armed forces veterans in Shropshire
Shropshire’s older population
Gender identity and sexual orientation
Urban and rural communities in Shropshire
Phase 3 – flow data analysis (no release data available from ONS)
Workplace flow data
Migration flow data in the year leading up to the 2021 census
Student flow data
Second address flow data
Products available from the Office for National Statistics
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has progressed with the publication of the 2021 census results. All of its 2021 census products published so far are available from the Census 2021 website or the Nomis website. These products include:
The census is a survey that takes place every ten years. It gives us the most accurate estimate of all people and households in England and Wales and builds a snapshot of our society.
The census information will help shape communities in Shropshire by helping to plan services such as schools, doctors’ surgeries, hospital beds, housing, and cycle lanes.
It's useful for Shropshire Council, central government, and other public bodies to:
Plan services for now and in the future, eg education, social services, roads, health services
Develop policies and plans
Help to ensure that funding and services go where they're needed the most. For example, looking at the housing and household information helps us to plan how many houses should be built, where they should be built and what type are needed for the future. Also, looking at population changes can determine how services and funding will need to respond in the future
The information from the census is also very useful for voluntary organisations and charities, academics and students, businesses, and genealogists. The census has a wealth of useful information which helps to identify future trends and to plan for the future
The census information will help shape communities in Shropshire by helping to plan services such as schools, doctors’ surgeries, hospital beds, housing, and cycle lanes