Census

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on the Census. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Commons Briefing Papers

DateDescription
10.03.2015Sources of Statistics: Constituency Statistics
This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on constituency level statistics.
27.02.2014Census 2011 Constituency results: United Kingdom
Census data for UK constituencies - age, country of birth, ethnicity, car ownership housing tenure. Highest and lowest constituencies, maps and access to demographic profiles of all parliamentary constituencies.
28.03.20132011 Census of Population: background
19.03.2013Census 2011 Constituency results: England & Wales
2011 Census comparisons of constituencies in England and Wales; which has the largest population? and which has the lowest car ownership? (and a range of other variables and links to on-line resources)
19.02.2013Census 2011: Eastleigh Constituency
2011 Census data showing how Eastleigh constituency compares with others in England and Wales.
29.09.2011Country of Birth. and Nationality statistics
Country of Birth, and nationality statistics. By Tom Rutherford. SN/SG/2076. Statistics on the country of birth, and nationality, of UK residents. More than 1 in 10 of the UK population was born outside the country, and this note provides details and breakdowns where possible.
09.03.2010Preparations for the 2011 Census
07.01.2010Sources of historical statistics
Details of online sources of historical statistics across all subject areas other than the economy. These sources are either long-term time series or snapshots of a range of data from a specific point in the past.They allow comparisons between the present day and the start of data collection and any intervening period and give an understanding of patterns -have trends been smooth, random, cyclical etc? Snapshots cover a wider range of data and help us make more general comparisons between 'then' and 'now'. Most of the series go back to around the 1920s or earlier. . This note does not include links to economic data or anything to do with family history.
14.01.2009Social Indicators
This Research Paper summarises a wide range of social statistics. Subjects covered include crime and justice, defence, education, elections, health and population. This edition of Social Indicators includes an article from the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress, Washington , D.C.. This edition includes: Social background of the United States Congress 2009 Local authority finance in a recession 2011 UK Census of Population Underage drinking Excess winter mortality
25.04.20082001 Census of Population:statistics for new parliamentary constituencies
2001 Census of Population:statistics for new parliamentary constituencies. House of Commmons Library Research Paper 08/38

Select Committee Reports

DateDescription
22.03.2010London's population and the 2011 census.
London Select Committee report [Commons]

Early Day Motions

DateDescription
22.03.2011LOCKHEED MARTIN AND THE 2011 UK CENSUS
That this House notes with concern reports of the involvement of Lockheed Martin, a major US arms manufacturer, in gathering information for the 2011 Census; questions whether a company ...
13.07.2010ETHNIC GROUP QUESTION IN THE 2011 CENSUS
That this House has regard to the historic and enduring value of information gathered by the decennial National Census; believes the ethnic group question, first introduced in 1991, ...
15.03.2010CENSUS (S.I., 2010, No. 532)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Census (England) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 532), dated 27 February 2010, a copy of which was laid before ...
16.12.2008RECOGNITION OF KASHMIRI COMMUNITY IN CENSUS RETURNS
That this House recognises there is a considerable Kashmir community in the UK and praises the contribution it makes to the fabric of British life; notes that in previous census returns ...
02.04.2008CARERS AND GOVERNMENT DECISION ON 2011 CENSUS
That this House welcomes the cross-government resolution to provide funding for a fourth page of questions for the 2011 census; notes that this means that the Office for National Statistics ...

Glossary

  • Commons Briefing Papers (CBP) Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POSTnotes (POST PN) - proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses