In 2011 counting communities was set-up to establish the population in England and Wales. It had been some time since last count was made
On Dec 10, the results of the census revealed that the number of foreign-born residents had risen by nearly three million since 2001 to 7.5 million people. The Office for National Statistics said the findings of counting communities 2011 showed a “diverse” and “changing” picture had developed in the United Kingdom.
Other key points
- On census night, the population of the United Kingdom (UK) was estimated to be 63.2 million.
- There were 31 million men and 32.2 million women in the UK
Government said the results were encouraging because it gave a better picture of the community now living in England and Wales.
Last year more than 30 thousand Census form collectors went knocking on doors in the English and Welsh regions to persuade households to fill in their questionnaire. Locals were willing to participate and were willing to be given a form.
ynuk.tv went with Collectors while on their mission in Essex.
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