What is the
There has been a nationwide census undertaken
every ten years in England and Wales, except in 1941, since 1801.
The latest census took place on Sunday 27 March 2011.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) posted questionnaires to
around 25 million households in England and Wales. Questions
covered health, national identity, citizenship, ethnic background,
education, second homes, language, religion and marital status. The
answers will be turned into statistics used to build a picture of
Tower Hamlets, like all local authorities,
relies on census data to identify local needs for public
services. It is a key means for local government, health
authorities and other organisations to target resources more
efficiently and plan housing, education, health and transport
services for the borough.
Central Government funding for the Council is
directly related to how many people live in our area, so even if
the census were to end up just a few households short, it could
make a very real difference to people’s lives.
The first release from the 2011 Census was
published by ONS on 16th July and further data will be released in
stages over the next 18 months.
A summary of the Tower Hamlets results - first
release can be downloaded from below.
NEW! NEW! NEW! Second Release
The latest Census results briefing published here in Dec
More information on the national 2011 Census
can be found by visiting
If you have any specific questions about
Census results for Tower Hamlets please contact Shanara
or call 020 7364 4548