Every ten years the Office for National Statistics (ONS) carries out a census in England and Wales to provide a clear picture of society and how it has changed over time. The 2021 census took place on 21 March 2021 and was the first digital census. Questions relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and whether people have ever served in the armed forces have also been included for the first time to help further understand the needs of these populations.

The census data provides a wealth of detailed information about Derbyshire and its people that helps to inform decisions and plan vital local services that people rely upon such as transport, housing, schools and hospitals.

2021 census results

First release – The first set of census data was released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 28 June 2022. This includes population data by gender, five-year age band and household estimates at local authority level and above.

Topic summaries – From October 2022 to January 2032, the ONS published a series of data and supporting commentary by theme, known as topic summaries. To access key 2021 census statistics, maps and analysis for Derbyshire please select the Topic summaries link.

Multivariate data – From early 2023 multivariate data will be published, allowing you to combine variables and explore relationships between the data on the usual resident population of England and Wales.