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Release: 2011 Census, Detailed Characteristics on Communal Establishments for 2011 Census Merged Local Authorities in England and Wales

Released: 26 September 2013


Peter Stokes

2011 Census

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Categories: Health and Social Care, Health of the Population, Disability and Self-reported Health, People and Places, People, Identity, Language, Population, Families, Marriages, Cohabitations, Civil Partnerships and Divorces, Social Care, Social Care Clients, Labour Market, People in Work, Employment

Frequency of release: Decennial

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County

Survey name(s): Census

In this release

This release provides Detailed Characteristics tables on communal establishments, which show detailed cross-tabulations of this topic with one or more other topics from the census. Tables are provided for merged local authorities in England and Wales. 

This release also includes a detailed characteristic table on demography showing population estimates by single year of age and sex for 2011 Census merged wards and Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) in England and Wales

There are 18 tables on the communal establishment topic at merged local authority level. There is 1 table on the demography topic at both MSOA and 2011 Census merged ward level.  All 19 tables are available from the Nomis website. Each table can be accessed directly using the links in the reference table (41 Kb Excel sheet) .

For the Detailed Characteristics tables on communal establishments in this release, in order to provide the most detail possible in cross tabulations at local authority district (LAD) level while maintaining the confidentiality of individuals information, it is necessary to merge some local authorities that have smaller populations. All tables in which these areas are merged are indicated by the addition of 'la' in the table numbering, for example DC1116EWla.

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. These unmerged areas have the same boundaries as their equivalent areas in other geographies, but are given a different entity code (E41 in England and W40 in Wales) to that used in the standard statistical or administrative hierarchies. A different entity code (E42) is also used for English counties in the merged LAD hierarchy.

Information about merged local authorities, MSOAs and 2011 Census Merged Wards is available from ONS Geography.

During 2013 ONS will release further Detailed Characteristics tables for MSOAs and 2011 Census Merged Wards and further statistics at lower levels of geography such as output areas. These will continue to provide an even richer and more valuable data source for the many users of the census.

Further information about the census estimates, including details about the methodology used and information about how other population sub-groups are counted and defined, is available in the 2011 Census user guide.

Further information on the fitness for purpose of the statistics in this release can be found in the Quality and Methodology Information paper (157.6 Kb Pdf) .

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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