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Release: 2011 Census, Out of term population statistics for output areas in England and Wales

Released: 24 September 2014


Garnett Compton

2011 Census

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444972

Categories: Population, People and Places, Migration, Migration within the UK, Population Change

Frequency of release: Ad-hoc

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Output Area

Survey name(s): Census

2011 Census estimates on the population and characteristics of the out of term population, an alternative 2011 Census output base for England and Wales. The tables refer to the out of term population on 27 March 2011.

The tables in this release provide information on key characteristics of the out of term population of England and Wales such as language, qualifications, industry, occupation and general health.

There are 21 tables in total in this release - 20 tables are available for Output Areas (OA) and 1 table is available for Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOA) in England and Wales. All tables in this release are available from the Nomis website. Each table can be accessed directly using the links in the reference table.

The release is supported by the analysis ‘The Out of Term Population of England and Wales: An Alternative 2011 Census Population Base’.

The out of term population is a redistribution of the usually resident population to their place of residence in out of term periods. Students who reported a second address which was a student’s home address are counted at that second address. Students that did not provide an out of term address and usual residents who are not students are counted at their usual residence.  The following population groups are excluded from the out of term population of an area:

  • Those students who reported an out of term address outside of England and Wales.

  • Short-term residents

The set of out of term population tables are designed to be as comparable as possible with previously published Quick Statistics tables on the usual residence population base. The majority of out of term population tables are therefore based on published Quick Statistics tables and use the same or comparable breakdown of classifications.

Information about OAs, MSOAs and other geographic areas is available from ONS Geography.

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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