Census statistics help paint a picture of the nation and how we live. They provide a detailed snapshot of the population and its characteristics, and underpin funding allocation to provide public services. The population of England & Wales on Census Day, 27 March 2011, was 56,075,912. Dr Peter Brierley, helps us make sense of the 2011 census in this article that appeared originally in Ministry Today, January 2013.
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