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Release: 2011 Census, Origin-destination Statistics on Migration, Workplace and Students for Local Authorities in the United Kingdom

Released: 25 July 2014


Alexa Bradley

2011 Census

Telephone: +44 (0) 1329 444972

Categories: Population, Migration, International Migration, Migration within the UK, Labour Market, People in Work, Employment, Place of Work, Location of Workplace

Frequency of release: Decennial

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County

Survey name(s): Census

This release provides origin-destination tables from the 2011 Censuses of the United Kingdom, on the topics of migration, workplace and students. Tables are provided for merged local authorities in England and Wales and for local authorities in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

In this geographic hierarchy, the London boroughs of Westminster and City of London have been merged, and Cornwall UA has been merged with the Isles of Scilly UA. All other London boroughs, unitary authorities and districts in England and unitary authorities in Wales remain unmerged in this hierarchy.

More information on merged local authorities is available from ONS Geography.

There are 11 tables in this release, all of which are available from the Nomis website. Three tables on the topic of workplace cover the whole of the UK. Eight tables on the topics of migration and students are also provided – four tables for merged local authorities in England and Wales, and four tables covering local authorities in Northern Ireland. Migration and student tables covering the whole of the UK will be released later in the year.

These tables are accompanied by a piece of summary analysis Commuting Patterns in the UK: Exploring the Census 2011 Origin-Destination Data.  An interactive analysis and data exploration tool, looking at where people commute to and from for work, is also available.

This release coincides with the release of origin-destination statistics on second residences and workplace for merged local authorities and middle layer super output areas (MSOAs) in England and Wales.

Further origin-destination statistics for the United Kingdom will be available later in the year, more information on this can be found in the 2011 Census prospectus.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is responsible for carrying out the census in England and Wales. Simultaneous but separate censuses took place in Scotland and Northern Ireland. These were run by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). ONS is responsible for the publication of UK statistics by compiling comparable statistics from the UK statistical agencies above). For Scotland-specific enquiries contact NRS. For Northern Ireland-specific enquiries contact NISRA.

Further information on the methodology and quality assurance processes used to produce 2011 Census estimates is available from the ONS, NRS and NISRA websites for their respective countries.

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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