Census data 2021 now available

Census 2021 data has been released for parishes. The census happens every 10 years and gives a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The resulting information helps organisations make decisions on planning and funding public services in the area, including transport, education and healthcare. Figures for the 2021 census are rounded to the nearest 100.

According to census information on the ONS website the population for the parish of Eye in 2021 was 5,400 an increase of 24.4% over the 2011 census figure of 4,340. Over the same time period the population for Peterborough has increased from 183,600 in 2011 to 215,671 in 2021, an increase of 17.5%. For England the population in 2011 was 56,075,912, in 2021 59,597,542, a 6.3% increase.

The number of homes in the village has risen from 1,799 in 2011 to 2,300 in 2021 although car ownership is slightly down.

One of the big changes is to the number of people working from home which the 2021 Census shows it as 29.8%. This is up from the 4.9% shown in 2011.  Of course this has to be taken in context of the COVID-19 pandemic although does show a shift in the ways people are working.

Further metrics can be found on the ONS website. You see can previous census population statistics dating back to 1801 on the website’s population page.