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Census 2021

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The Census Survey took place on Sunday 21 March 2021 and was released 28 June 2022. 

Visit Census 2021 to view the Results

About the Census Survey

The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales.

The information you give helps decide how services are planned and funded in your local area. This could mean things like doctors' surgeries, housing or new bus routes. 

It asks questions about you and your household to build a picture of all of us. It looks at who we are and how we live. There's no other survey that gives as much information about our society and future needs.

You can view any census data that is published at Office for National Statistics.

Since 1801, every ten years the Office for National Statistics sets aside one day for the census and a count of all people and households.

It is the most complete source of information about the population that we have.

An introduction to the census video

Preston's wards

Wards are areas of the city that have been established for the purposes of administration and elections for local councillors.

Preston was made up of 22 wards until May 2019 where a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission took place. Preston is now made up of a total of 16 wards.  

Census fact sheets from 2011

We have produced a census fact sheet for each of Preston's 22 wards. These fact sheets contain a summary of the 2011 census data and information about your neighbourhood.

Ashton Ward (PDF) [478KB] Moor Park Ward (PDF) [477KB]
Brookfield Ward (PDF) [478KB] Preston Rural East Ward (PDF) [479KB]
Cadley Ward (PDF) [480KB] Preston Rural North Ward (PDF) [475KB]
College Ward (PDF) [485KB] Ribbleton Ward (PDF) [480KB]
Deepdale Ward (PDF) [477KB] Riversway Ward (PDF) [478KB]
Fishwick Ward (PDF) [495KB] Sharoe Green Ward (PDF) [478KB]
Garrison Ward (PDF) [479KB] St George's Ward (PDF) [478KB]
Greyfriars Ward (PDF) [477KB] St Matthew's Ward (PDF) [478KB]
Ingol Ward (PDF) [479KB] Town Centre Ward (PDF) [480KB]
Larches Ward (PDF) [476KB] Tulketh Ward (PDF) [479KB]
Lea Ward (PDF) [479KB] University Ward (PDF) [476KB]

Equality data hub

The equality data hub provides demographic information such as age, sex and religion for the population of Preston and the surrounding areas.

All the data provided has been sourced from the Office of National Statistics, Census 2011.

We have provided this information to help council departments, partners and community groups further improve their understanding of community needs to help plan and deliver their services.

This will allow us to prioritise and focus on specific equality areas as we continue to provide services that are free from discrimination and promote equality of opportunity.

Equality data infographics

The infographics provide a demographic make-up of each ward within Preston. For example they will tell you how many people there are aged between 30-44, which is the most popular religion, and how many people are unemployed in that area.

Ashton Ward infographic (PDF) [784KB] Moor Park Ward infographic (PDF) [810KB]
Brookfield Ward infographic (PDF) [795KB] Preston Rural East infographic (PDF) [797KB]
Cadley Ward Infographic (PDF) [785KB] Preston Rural North Ward infographic (PDF) [807KB]
College Ward infographic (PDF) [798KB] Ribbleton Ward infographic (PDF) [818KB]
Deepdale Ward infographic (PDF) [801KB] Riversway Ward infographic (PDF) [867KB]
Fishwick Ward infographic (PDF) [809KB] Sharoe Green Ward infographic (PDF) [796KB]
Garrison Ward infographic (PDF) [795KB] St George's Ward infographic (PDF) [801KB]
Greyfriars Ward infographic (PDF) [797KB] St Matthew's Ward infographic (PDF) [803KB]
Ingol Ward infographic (PDF) [829KB] Town Centre Ward infographic (PDF) [804KB]
Lea Ward infographic (PDF) [793KB] Tulketh Ward infographic (PDF) [798KB]

For a summary of some of the most important economic, social and environmental factors in Preston please visit Lancashire County Council - District profile Preston.

Why do we provide this information?

We are committed to the Fairness agenda, promoting equality and cohesion, tackling inequalities and creating a harmonious society.

We also have a duty to protect people from discrimination in the workplace and wider society under the GOV.UK - Equality Act 2010.

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