A lot has changed over the last ten years. But what exactly?
The 2011 Census took place on the 27th March 2011 when the Office of National Statistics (ONS) sent out questionnaire's for around 25 million households to complete.
The census asked about work, health, national identity, citizenship, ethnic background, education, second homes, language, religion, marital status, and so on. These statistics are than used to build a picture of today's society.
Like all councils in England and Wales, Shropshire Council relies on census population statistics to get the government funding it needs for public services – so it is important that everyone completes their survey. Putting it more simply, the more people who are counted the more funding is available for services you will use locally.
The 2011 Census Stakeholder website is closing on Monday 22 August.
All future 2011 Census content will be published in the census section on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) website www.ons.gov.uk/census
The first data outputs from the 2011 Census will be published on the ONS website from summer 2012. A full release timetable will now be issued alongside the 2011
Census Prospectus in early 2012. More information about this can be found in the census area of the ONS website.
The Intelligence and Research Team will be responsible for publishing and reporting on results for Shropshire.
For further information please follow the link below to the Office of National Statistics Census webpages.