Census

The census is a national population survey that has been carried out every 10 years by the Office for National Statistics. Visit the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for more infromation on the national population survey.

The census asks questions about work, health, national identity, citizenship, ethnic background, education, second homes, language, religion, marital stats and so on. These statistics are then used to build a picture of today’s society.

2011 Census results

The 2011 Census estimated the population of Telford and Wrekin to be 166,641. A wide range of statistics from the census is available below.

Download a collection of short notes on particular themes covered by the 2011 Census


Telford and Wrekin profile

The 2011 Census profile for Telford and Wrekin contains detailed local analysis across all census topics including:

  • population characteristics – size, change, age and gender
  • diversity – ethnicity, country of birth, language, passports, religion
  • households and family characteristics – marital status, household structure, access to vehicle, deprivation
  • housing – stock, type, size, occupancy, central heating, tenure
  • communal establishments – number, type, population
  • employment and economy – Activity, unemployment, hours worked, industry, occupation, social grade, travel to work, students, qualifications, armed forces
  • health and care – general health, long term illness or disability, carers.

Download the 2011 Census Profile Telford and Wrekin which was carried out on 27 March 2011


Ward profiles

In May 2015 the electoral ward boundaries for Telford and Wrekin changed. View the elections to view current maps and current ward boundaries.

Visit the Local Government Boundary Commission website for more information on the boundary review.

The current profiles were produced in 2013 with the 2011 data, so are based on the old ward boundaries. Updated census ward profiles will be produced following the next census in 2021.

These profiles contain a summary of census topics, population characteristics, diversity, household and family characteristics, housing, employment and economy and health and care, for each of the 33 wards (pre May 2015).

Download the profiles for each ward for the 2001 Census

Further information for ward areas is available in the ward profiles and the ward health profiles.

Last updated: 18/02/2021 15:59

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