Households across Charnwood took part in the nationwide survey of housing and population on Census day March 21, 2021.
It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.
The first Census 2021 results have now been released.
View a visual summary of Charnwood’s Census 2021 results
What is the census?
The Census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. Information from this digital-first census will help decide how services are planned and funded in our local area. This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, housing or new bus routes.
2021 Census facts
- Population of England & Wales has grown by 3.5 million since 2011 (6.3% increase)
- Population of Charnwood has grown from 166,100 in 2011 to 183,900 in 2021 (10.7% increase)
- Charnwood now ranks as the 105 (out of 309) largest Local authority areas in England by population moving up 7 places from 2011
- Nearby areas Harborough and North West Leicestershire have seen their populations increase by around 14.3% and 12% respectively.
- As of 2021, Charnwood is the 13th most densely populated of the East Midlands 35 Local Authority Areas.
- In England there has been an increase of 20.1% in people aged 65 years and over since 2011
- In Charnwood there has been an increase of 26.9% in people aged 65 years and over since 2011
- In Charnwood there has been an increase of 7.0% in people aged 15 to 64 years since 2011
- In Charnwood there has been an increase of 10.2% in people aged under 15 years since 2011
Census 2021 information showing release dates for future information and downloadable data for the first results can be found on the Office for National Statistics website.
Last updated: Fri 1st July, 2022 @ 12:03