The 2001 Census was conducted on 29 April 2001 by the Office for
National Statistics (ONS) for the whole of England and Wales. A
separate census was carried out for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The data collected from a census is useful in planning services and
resources. For example, the census gives an accurate count of the
population and their characteristics. This information is used to
help local authorities plan for housing, schools, libraries, roads
and health services.
A census is carried out every 10 years. The most
recent census was the 2011 Census which was
taken on 27 March 2011. The 2011 Census data which will
replace the bulletins and tables listed here will be released
in timed phases throughout 2013. For details of what will be
available see the 2011 Census release
The census is the only survey that captures information on every
individual in the country. However, measures are put in place to
ensure that data which could identify individuals is not made
available. Only anonymised data on individuals are aggregated and
published at varying geographical levels ranging from output areas,
to parishes, electoral wards, local authorities and counties.
Personal data on individuals, such as name and address, remain
confidential for 100 years. To access historic census information
please visit our county archives website.
2001 Census bulletins
These bulletins present 2001 Census data for Kent.
Each bulletin reports on a particular theme and contains a number
of charts and tables along with some commentary on what the
2001 Census data tables
Data tables for areas in Kent are available which
provide information on the socio-economic
characteristics of the following population groups:
In addition to the individual files above, 2001 Census Area
Profiles have been created for different areas in
Kent. The profiles draw together a range of information on
different topics (population, employment, health, housing etc) to
present a detailed area profile for wards, parishes and districts