The Census is undertaken by the Office for National Statistics every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. 

It asks questions about you, your household and your home. The results help to build a detailed snapshot of our society, enabling government and local authorities to plan and fund local services, such as education, doctors' surgeries and roads. 

Dorset data

The ONS have produced a very useful summary document called How life has changed in Dorset: Census 2021 comparing the data from the most recent census with the previous census in 2011. This document will expand as more data is released.

They also provide interactive tools, maps and data to enable you to visualise information across Dorset. 

This Interactive map tool visualises Census 2021 data on different topics down to a local authority area and neighbourhood level.

The ONS provide a handy tool that allows the user to select and find a range of data about bespoke areas

You can also find out more using our Census 2021 PowerBI dashboard

We will continue to update this content however, i​​​​f you would like some more specific data and can’t find it, please get in touch

Create custom datasets for residents of Dorset

Census 2021 data can be grouped together based on who or what the information is about, for example, people or households. Population types can be made from these groups or subsets of them. For example, people who are usually resident in England or Wales make up the population type usual residents. Create a custom dataset for Dorset

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