2011 Census Analysis for Manchester
The most recent Census, which is conducted every ten years, was on 27 March 2011. The Census collects vast amount of data about the population helps us to understand the nation and how we live. The Census is used to make decisions about how funding and resources are allocated for the provision of public services.
Manchester's population on Census day was 503,000.
Users should note when comparing the 2011 Census with the 2001 Census that, in addition to Output Area and Lower Super Output Area boundary changes, there was an acknowledged undercount of around 30,000 residents in Manchester in the 2001 Census.
Accessing Census 2011 data
You can access some of the key Census data for Manchester via the Intelligence Hub
Reports and Analysis
A number of reports have been produced which summarise the key Census findings for Manchester:
- Census dashboards by Neighbourhood Focus Areas
- Census dashboards for each ward - summary of key Census statistics
- Census Briefing papers - Summaries of census statistics by theme
Further Information about the Census
The ONS have produced a number of resources to help user understand the results of the Census including:
- An Online index of topics and tables to help you to to locate 2011 Census information
- ONS analysis to help you to interpret the census data
- Interactive graphs to visualise the data