The first 2011 census results from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have been released.
The results for St Albans City and District show that the local population has grown to 140,600 - an overall growth since 2001 of 8.8%. This compares to an East of England rise of 8%, a Hertfordshire rise of 7.9% and an England and Wales rise of 7.1%. Welwyn and Hatfield has the biggest increase in Hertfordshire with a rise of 13.2%.
There are officially 56,100 occupied households in the district.
Between each census, ONS provides annual estimates of population growth, and these figures are in line with those that the Council has been expecting and planning for.
We will be using these figures, and the results of subsequent census information releases, to plan resources and ensure council services are effectively targeted.
St Albans residents did better than the national average on completing their census forms. We had a 95.5% response rate locally, compared to 94% nationally.
Councillor Julian Daly, Executive Leader of St Albans City & District Council, said: “This is the first release of information from the 2011 Census. On first analysis, these are broadly in line with what the Council was expecting. We will work with our partners to assess what the impact is on council services and any changes we may need to make.”
During the Census, the Council worked with ONS to help plan Census activities and to host events across the district to help those with any questions.
There are four further ONS census data releases planned, which will have more detailed breakdowns of information. The next release is expected in November 2012.
Cllr Julian Daly, Executive Leader and Portfolio Holder for Resources, St Albans City and District Council, Tel: 01582 715645, Mobile: 07775 657200, Cllr.J.Daly@stalbans.gov.uk
Contact for the media:
Claire Wainwright, Principal Communications and Marketing Officer, St Albans City and District Council, Tel: 01727 819572, E-mail: email@example.com
- The Census results are available from the Office for National Statistics website http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census/population-and-household-estimates-for-england-and-wales/index.html
- Census 2001 results were:
- ‘Usual resident’ numbers 129,005
- Occupied households 52,659
- ‘Usual resident’ is a term used by the ONS to describe someone whose main residence is in the District.