The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has produced mid-year population estimates for areas smaller than local authority using aggregations of whole Output Areas (OA). OA boundaries are not an exact fit for ward boundaries and are, therefore, allocated using a best fit approach. This same approach has been used locally to produce the Parish and County Electoral Division population estimates. All these estimates are consistent with the published local authority population estimates, which have all been revised from Mid-2002 onwards following the release of 2012 Census data.
The estimated resident population of an area includes all people who usually live there, whatever their nationality. People arriving into an area from outside the UK are only included in the population estimates if their total stay in the UK is 12 months or more. Visitors and short term migrants (those who enter the UK for 3 to 12 months for certain purposes) are not included. Similarly, people who leave the UK are only excluded from the population estimates if they remain outside the UK for 12 months or more. This is consistent with the United Nations recommended definition of an international long-term migrant. Members of UK and non-UK armed forces stationed in the UK are included in the population and UK forces outside the UK are excluded. Students are taken to be resident at their term time address.
These estimates are experimental statistics as they have not yet been assessed against the quality standards required for National Statistics. The estimates are subject to statistical disclosure control, which ensures the information attributable to an individual or organisation is not disclosed. This affects the Parish estimates where it is necessary to aggregate certain parishes together as numbers are low.
Parts of Nottinghamshire have experienced boundary changes since 2003. Population estimates are provided for all ward boundaries in 2003, as used in the 2001 Census, and also for ward boundaries as drawn at the time of the 2011 Census. This affects the wards in Mansfield and Newark and Sherwood districts.
The populations are given for broad age groups, with other ages groups available on request.
Parishes and county electoral divisions
Maps are available for wards and parishes, with updated versions where boundary changes have taken place.