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The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

The results for 2021 Census were released in stages and local data is available online at Nomis - Area Profile: York.

Highlights and information about population in the York area for 2011 Census are available to view online or download.

For the most recent population and demographic information visit the York Profile on York Open Data.

Documents to download

Release 1: 28 June 2022

  • usual resident population by sex
  • usual resident population by 5-year age group
  • usual resident population by sex and 5-year age group
  • usual resident population density
  • number of households

Release 2: autumn to winter 2022

  • demography and migration
  • ethnic group, national identity, language, and religion
  • health, disability, and unpaid care
  • housing
  • labour market and travel to work
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • education
  • UK armed forces veterans

Release 3: winter 2022 to early 2023

  • short-term resident population data

Release 4: spring 2023

  • workplace population
  • workday population
  • out-of-term population
  • second address population
  • detailed migration statistics
  • origin-destination data

Visit the Office for National Statistics Census website for more information.

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