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Census 2021

Census 2021

Run by the Office for National Statistics, the census is a once-in-a-decade survey that helps provide a unique snapshot of the society we live in.

The most recent Census took place in spring 2021 and the information you gave will help all kinds of organisations, from local authorities to charities, to help plan and provide the services we all need, including transport, education and healthcare.

Local results and updates

The first set of findings provide us with a glimpse of how our local population, as well as the wider population in England and Wales, has changed over the past decade.

We have put together a  and an image breakdown of these results.

Census 2021_image breakdown of first results for the Chichester District (Word doc) [640KB]

You can find all of the results for England and Wales as a whole on the Census 2021 results page. (opens new window)

Further data around ethnicity, religion, armed forces veterans, household characteristics, and migration, have also been released and can be found on the Census 2021 results page. (opens new window)


Find out more about Census 2021

For more information about the census, you can visit the designated Census 2021 website (opens new window), where you will find lots of information including Census findings and how data is being kept safe.

We are also including updates in our email newsletter. These news alerts are quick and easy to sign up for and provide regular local news and information about schemes and services of interest to residents and businesses in our district. You can sign up on our news alerts page.


Statistics and information - Census 2011

You can find a summary and report of local information collected in Census 2011 on our local information and statistics pages.

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