This dataset includes data from the 2011 Census released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Notes and Definitions

1. The main population base for outputs from the 2011 Census is the usual resident population as at census day (27 March 2011).

Although the population base for enumeration included non-UK short-term residents, these are not included in the main outputs from the 2011 Census, but are analysed separately. All outputs, unless specified, are produced using only usual residents of the UK.

2. For 2011 Census purposes, a usual resident of the UK is anyone who, on census day, was in the UK and had stayed or intended to stay in the UK for a period of 12 months or more, or had a permanent UK address and was outside the UK and intended to be outside the UK for less than 12 months.

3. Further information about the census estimates, including details about the methodology and other definitions used, how other population sub-groups are counted, Output Area maintenance and other geographic information, are available on the ONS website at


ONS as the executive arm of the UK Statistics Authority has a legal obligation not to reveal information collected in confidence in the census about individual people and households. The confidentiality of all census results, including the counts in this release, is protected by a combination of a variety of disclosure protection measures.

Terms and Conditions

These statistics may be used, excluding logos, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

2011 Rural-Urban Classification

The outputs are based on a rural-urban classification of output areas.

Output areas are treated as urban if they were allocated to a 2011 built-up area with a population of 10,000 or more people. The domains are sub-divided into broad morphological types based on the predominant settlement component.

For more details see

Frequency: Census (10 years)

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IndustryJan 2011

The industry in which a person works relates to their main job, and is derived from information provided on the main activity of their employer or business. This is used to assign responses to an industry code based on the Standard Industrial Classification 2007.

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Highest level of qualificationJan 2011

The highest level of qualification is derived from the question asking people to indicate all types of qualifications held. People were also asked if they held foreign qualifications and to indicate the closest equivalent. There were 12 response options (plus 'no qualifications') covering professional and vocational qualifications, and a range of academic qualifications. These are combined into five categories for the highest level of qualification, plus a category for no qualifications and one for other qualifications (which includes vocational or work-related qualifications, and for foreign qualifications where an equivalent qualification was not indicated).

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Hours workedJan 2011

Number of hours that a person in employment in the week before the census, worked in their main job. This includes paid and unpaid overtime.

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OccupationJan 2011

A person's occupation relates to their main job and is derived from either their job title or details of the activities involved in their job. This is used to assign responses to an occupation code based on the Standard Occupational Classification 2010 (SOC2010).

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Mode of travel to workJan 2011

The method of travel used for the longest part, by distance, of the usual journey to work. This topic is only applicable to people who were in employment in the week before the census.

Data is for the 2001 definition which classifies people as "working mainly at or from home" based on their response to the workplace question.