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2011 Census profiles now available.
Detailed information from the 2011 Census is now available including Key Statistics and Quick Statistics which provide a wide range of socio-economic information. The corporate information systems team have produce area profiles using this information. These are available for each parish, ward, Lower Super Output Area and local authority in North Yorkshire from our STREAM Local Information System.
To access the profiles you will need to register as a STREAM user at http://www.streamlis.org.uk/ which is free of charge and available to everyone. Once you have registered, select 'Documents' from the home page, choose '2011 Census Profiles' from the category drop-down list and then click 'Search' to find all of the profiles which are available to download.
2011 Census results
The results of the 2011 Census show that the population of North Yorkshire has risen to 598,400, an increase of around 5% since the 2001 Census.
Population increases have been seen across all districts within North Yorkshire, the greatest of which has been in Richmondshire with a rise of more than 10%.
The older age groups have seen the greatest increase, particularly those for 60-64 and 65-69 years of age which have increased by 39% and 28% respectively in North Yorkshire. More than 1 in 5 people in North Yorkshire are now aged 65 and over.
Some of the younger age groups have seen a decrease in population, particularly those for 30-34 and 35-39 years of age which have seen changes of -25% and -20% respectively in North Yorkshire.
Household numbers have increased, with a rise of around 8% since 2001 bringing the total number of households with residents in North Yorkshire to 256,600.
More detailed 2011 Census data will continue to be released by the Office for National Statistics throughout the summer of 2013 including detailed information on migration, religion and health, initially at local authority level, to be followed by housing, household, demography and armed forces data sets later in the summer.
Detailed 2001 Census results
The corporate information systems team produce summary sheets of the 2001 census results for the county, districts, wards and parishes within North Yorkshire. They provide the most commonly used information from the census, including resident population figures, the age structure, an ethnicity breakdown, car ownership levels etc.
2001 census information can also be accessed using the STREAM Local Information System where the data can be viewed on maps, charts and in tables, alongside statistics from a wide range of other sources.
More detailed statistical census information and data from the 1991 and 1981 census results, together with information at output area level can be obtained from the statistics and research officer. Please note, details of individuals are not disclosed by the office for national statistics until 100 years after the census, to preserve confidentiality.
Historic census information
Although censuses have been taken in England and Wales every ten years since 1801, in most cases it is only since 1841 that details about individual households have been recorded. This information is closed to researchers for 100 years; the 1901 census being the most recent that can be made available at present.
The 1841 to 1901 census returns are available to view on microfilm at several libraries around the County. Please use the search facility to help you find the most relevant census for your research needs and the name of the library that holds those particular reels. You can then contact the library concerned and book a microfilm reader.
The County Record Office holds microfilm copies of the census details from the 1851 census for most parts of North Yorkshire. Please telephone 01609 777585 or use the contact details at the bottom of the page to find more information.
In addition, the office also holds some of the exceptional census returns from before 1841. These contain names of householders. Areas and dates covered are:
Statistical information from more recent censuses is held by the policy development unit. Data for the 1991 and 2001 censuses can be obtained from the statistics and research officer.
Census information - frequently asked questions