Statistics and census information

Census

2021 Census

The Office for National Statistics have now started to release data from the 2021 Census.

Headline figures for Central Bedfordshire showed that Central Bedfordshire had a population of 294,300 at the 2021 Census and a population density of 411 residents per square kilometre.

Source: Office for National Statistics, 2021 Census

The population had increased by 15.7% compared to the 2011 Census, above the average rate for England (6.6%) and among the fastest-growing areas in the country. Other changes can be seen in the ONS article, How the population has changed where you live.

Detailed data for local authorities as well as smaller areas is being released in topics, between November 2022 and the end of February 2023. All released data from the 2021 Census can be seen on the ONS interactive data atlas, and the details can be downloaded through the Nomis website. Both will be updated as new topic summaries are released – details of when data will be released can be found on the ONS website.

Please contact insight@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk for further information.