Census 2021: Overview

A Census or population count has taken place once a decade in England and Wales since 1801 (except 1941) and is the only time every person and household is counted right across the UK. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is responsible for the census in England and Wales, and carried out the most recent in March 2021. The Census remains the largest single source of social statistics in England and Wales.

You can access national data as it is released on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) website.

You can also view a visualisation of the latest data for Sandwell.