Census 2011 goes live

Neighbourhood data published last week from the census gives a detailed picture of local neighbourhoods and communities. The data is available down to the most detailed Output Area level geography (covering around 120 households), and covers ethnicity, skill levels, economic activity, general health, tenure, housing type, access to transport, household arrangements, what jobs people are doing, overcrowding, migration and country of birth.

As well as providing the detail of how local areas have changed over the 10 years since the last Census in 2001, this is the first time that such detailed data on many of these topics has been available at neighbourhood level.

With more than one billion bits of data (yes really!) being released, we’ve been hard at work crunching the numbers into Community Insight and Population Insight. The Population Insight data went live today, with users able to map and report the data on their local areas. Community Insight reports also now include Census 2011 data, with the maps being updated over the weekend.