Census information

What is the Census?

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) carries out a national census every ten years and the last was conducted on 27th March 2011. This is a national population survey to find out information about people who live in England and Wales. The Census is a count of all people and households and is the most complete source of information about the population that we have.

Why is the Census important?

The Census results help government and local authorities to plan and run public services and identify the resources people need. Key areas include: housing, healthcare, transport and education. The Census is used by central government to help determine how much funding the Council will receive.

Derby statistics

Please view the Derby's population page. This page has been set up to help you find the Census data you are interested in. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please email Intelligence.Team@derby.gov.uk.

2011 Census release schedule

The ONS are releasing the majority of Census 2011 information between July 2012 and October 2013. Please see the ONS release calendar for the release dates.

2011 Census websites

Census information about Derby and other areas is available from 1991 to 2011 via simple to use search engines. This data can be obtained directly from three websites:

  • Census 2011 Home Page – this will provide access to all 2011 census data. Data is available as reports or statistical data and is available at a variety of different geographical levels including city and ward levels.
  • Office of National Statistics Neighbourhood Statistics - this will provide access to census and neighbourhood data covering topics such as population, health, housing and economy.  Much of this data is available at city and ward level.
  • National Online Manpower Information Service (NOMIS) - this is the official labour market statistics website.  It provides a summary of Derby's resident population and economy.


Information from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is subject to Crown Copyright protection unless otherwise indicated.  Please see the copyright page on the ONS website for more information.

Contact details

Post address: Census Information
Strategic Services and Transformation
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 643467
Minicom: 01332 640666

Census Information
Strategic Services and Transformation
Derby City Council
The Council House
Friary Street

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