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First 2011 Census results now out
9:29am Thursday 19th July 2012 in Dudley Council Noticeboard
First results from 2011 Census show the changing face of Dudley borough, which includes an increase in the local population.
The latest census of England and Wales took place on March 27, 2011. The first set of results from 2011 Census have shown that the borough’s population has increased to nearly 313,000, from just over 305,000 residents in 2001.
The borough has also seen an increase of nearly 5,000 occupied households with figures now estimated at almost 130,000.
Councillor David Sparks, leader of Dudley Council, said:
“The rate of continued growth shows optimism in the borough, with people wanting to come and stay in Dudley.
“Locally, the borough’s response rate for completing 2011 Census forms has been 95 percent, which gives a good degree of accuracy. This helps the borough to receive its right share of funding from Central Government when it comes to nationally allocating billions of pounds in public finding over the next ten years.
“The 2011 Census information will also help to ensure that the local services that people rely on, such as transport, housing, schools and hospitals, can be provided where they are needed.”
For more information on the 2011 Census in Dudley borough visit www.dudley.gov.uk/2011census
For the latest information from the Office of National Statistics about the first release of the 2011 Census outputs visit www.ons.gov.uk/census