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Census 2011 results

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Published: 23/07/2012

This 7per cent increase takes the districts’ population to 262,800, with the greatest proportion being 45 to 49 years olds (8.1per cent).

The census, which was carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 27 March 2011, counts everybody and describes society, helping put together a picture of how the population of England and Wales is made-up.

By knowing how many people live within our borders we can plan properly for the future, helping to ensure that the local services that people rely on, such as transport, housing, schools and hospitals, can be provided where they are needed.

This information also helps central and local government ensure that all areas receive their slice of the funding cake when it comes to allocating billions of pounds in public funding over the next ten years.

Ninety-six per cent of the district’s residents responded to the census, which is above the national average of 94per cent.

The results reveal that although the proportion of the population in each age band is broadly comparable with the national average, there is a significant increase in the numbers of residents aged 40-44 and 45-49 years old*

More detailed analysis will be released by the ONS between November 2012 and spring 2013.

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* age 40-44 – South Gloucestershire 7.9per cent compared with England & Wales 7.3per cent

age 45-49 – South Gloucestershire 8.1per cent compared wit England & Wales 7.3per cent

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