Census 2011

The 2011 Census took place on 27 March 2011.

Every ten years a census takes a numerical snapshot on a single date to gain an accurate picture of the population. The census statistics that the Office of National Statistics (ONS) produce help us to correctly target funding and public services, such as education, transport, social services, schools and housing, where needed.

All personal information is protected by law and will be kept confidential for 100 years.

Nottinghamshire data

We have summarised the data for Nottinghamshire on the following pages:

2011 Census geography

Modifications to output areas have been kept to a minimum, and only where significant population size change has occurred since 2001.

In general:

  • Output Areas (OAs) have a population of between 100 and 625 with an average of 309, and between 40 and 250 households
  • Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) have a population of between 1,000 and 3,000, and number of households between 400 and 1,200
  • Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs) have a population of between 5,000 and 15,000, and households between 2,000 and 6,000.

The number of areas by type within each district in Nottinghamshire are shown below.

District Output Areas (OAs) Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs)
Ashfield 385 74 16
Bassetlaw 376 70 14
Broxtowe 371 70 14
Gedling 386 77 15
Mansfield 348 67 13
Newark and Sherwood 384 70 13
Rushcliffe 363 65 15
Nottinghamshire 2,613 496 100

OAs can be aggregated to form higher geographies. This will mean that data for LSOAs, MSOAs and local authorities will be available as exact-fit areas because they all align to OAs. However, any other geographies, including wards and parishes, will be based on best fit.

Further information regarding Census Geography is available on the ONS website.


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