What is the census?
A census is a count of all people and households in the country that takes place every ten years. It asks people about subjects such as work, health, ethnic background, education and marital status. The responses build a picture of today’s society which helps central and local government, health authorities, businesses, voluntary sector organisations and communities target resources and plan for years to come.
The 2011 Census took place on 27 March 2011. This is the most recent Census, with the next one due in 2021. In England and Wales the 2011 Census was organised and carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). More detail on all aspects of the census can be found on the ONS 2011 Census web pages.
2011 Census Area Profiler
The 2011 Census Area Profiler is an interactive Excel-based tool designed to show the 2011 Census results for a selected area and compare it to any other area. It gives tables of census results showing the number and percentage of the population across a wide range of topics, such as age, ethnic group, general health, occupation and method of travel to work. Charts show the percentage figures for the two selected areas. The Profiler includes census results for Dudley and other local authorities, but also has a specific Dudley focus with the option to choose areas within Dudley Borough for comparison, such as Community Forums, Wards and Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA).
When you open the profiler there are boxes to select your area and comparison area. Help information is also available to assist users. Please note that dependent on your version of Excel you may need to accept an "Enable Editing" and/or "Enable Content" (or similar) message to use the full functionality of the profiler.
You can also view a PDF format 2011 Census Area Profile comparing Dudley Borough to England.
Find your area
When using the 2011 Census Profiler, if you want to find out which Community Forum, Ward or Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) an address is located within, and view a map of the area, please use the search facilities below which are available on the Dudley Council website. You will need to enter a postcode / house number in the 'Search for a location' box to find an address.