Census 2011 Data
This page contains some basic description and data tables about West Berkshire taken from the 2011 census data.
In the UK, a census (or count) of the whole population takes place once every 10 years. The census is administered by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the most recent took place on the 27 March 2011. Population censuses ask questions to help paint a detailed demographic picture of England and Wales as it stood on census day in 2011, and is used as a key instrument for assessing the needs of local communities.
Summarising some of the key data for West Berkshire, a briefing note ( Census 2011 - Key Data and Trends [294kb]) provides some description and analysis of the key data and trends drawn from the data released so far.
Below are also provided a series of some of the key, salient datasets published by the ONS: data is available either as a total, or as a percent.
For ease of reference, the data has been distilled specifically for West Berkshire and broken down into main built-up areas (Newbury, Thatcham, Tilehurst / Calcot / Purley, Hungerford etc), wards, and at a more granular level for super output areas and output areas. Also, comparative information is provided for Berkshire, South East and at the national level.
|Usual resident population [260kb]||Gender, population density|
|Age Structure [408kb]||Age by selected age groups|
|Single year of age [901kb]||Age by single years of age|
|Marital status [238kb]||Single, married, separated, divorced etc|
|Living arrangements [247kb]||Living in a couple, not living in a couple|
|Household composition [318kb]||One person, families with dependant children, households over 65 etc|
|Lone parent households [282kb]||By gender and by whether in employment|
|Accommodation type [298kb]||Number of spaces, detached, semi-detached, terraced, apartment etc|
|Tenure [252kb]||Owned outright, mortgaged, rented etc|
|Rooms and central heating [242kb]||Number of rooms and type of central heating, average household size|
|Car ownership [229kb]||Number of cars per household|
|Qualifications [295kb]||Highest qualification attained|
|Economic Activity [828kb]||Full-time, part-time, looking after the home, unemployed|
|Hours worked [339kb]||By gender, part-time, full-time|
|Industry of Employment [972kb]||By gender, industrial sector employed|
|Occupation type [647kb]||By gender, managerial, professional, sales, process|
|Socio-economic classification [819kb]||By gender, socio-economic classification|
|Health and unpaid care [373kb]||Self-reported general health and number of hours of unpaid care provided|
|Ethnicity [347kb]||White, mixed, Asian / Asian British, Black / Black British etc|
|National Identity [589kb]||British, English, Welsh, Scottish, other etc|
|Country of Birth [277kb]||Birth country, within the UK and elsewhere|
|Religion [259kb]||Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish etc|
All census material is published on the ONS' webpages at ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/census/2011/index.html. This can also be extracted for specific areas through the Neighbourhood Statistics website.