Residents and organisations will be able to find out more information about Eastleigh Borough’s population following the release of initial results from the UK’s first digital Census.
The Census, which is run by the Office for National Statistics, is a once-in-a-decade survey that provides 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.
As well as showing how the borough has changed during the past decade, the results also provide important information to help all kinds of organisations to help them plan how to deliver a range of different services such as transport, education and healthcare.
Initial results, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show that:
- the population of Eastleigh Borough has grown by 11,200 people in the 10 years since the 2011 census, to a total population of 136,400 - an increase of 8.9%
- there has been a rise in households with at least one permanent resident from 52,177 in 2011 to a total of 56,900 in 2021 - an increase of 9%.
- the borough has become more densely populated, with 1712 people per square kilometre in 2021, compared to 1571 people per kilometre in 2011 - an increase of 8.9%.
- the population of Eastleigh Borough has aged between the 2011 and 2021 censuses, shown by an increase in the percentage of people in the oldest age ranges, alongside a reduction in the percentage of children.
The ONS will release further results from the census from September 2022. These will include data on ethnicity, religion, the labour market, education and housing. For the first time, it will also include information on armed forces veterans, sexual orientation and gender identity.