The Census Survey took place on Sunday 21 March 2021 and has now finished.
Results from the 2021 census are expected to become available in spring 2022.
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 on the Office for National Statistics website.
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.
The last census was held on Sunday 27 March 2011.
Census scams - help us to protect you
As the Census Quality Survey (CQS) is currently underway, we wanted to remind you about the potential scams that still exist.
If a household is chosen to take part in the CQS, they will receive a letter from us explaining what to do next.
To be able to complete the telephone survey we will ask the householder to provide a contact number. Please beware that:
- We will never contact someone by text in relation to the census unless you've texted us - our responses will come from 86677
- We will never issue a fine by text, phone call, email or social media
- We will never ask you for your national insurance number, passwords, bank account details, or your credit or debit card numbers
- Scam text messages can be forwarded to 7726 and scam emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
An introduction to the census video
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.
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.
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 Equality Act 2010.