Census 2021 outputs: content design and release phase proposals

Closes 5 Oct 2021

2a: Geography


All Census 2021 outputs will reflect the geographies in place in May 2022, rather than as of Census Day, 21 March 2021. As a result, we expect that census outputs will reflect any ward changes that become effective for the planned elections in May 2022. This is consistent with the approach taken in the 2011 Census outputs.

The information you provide will be used to understand if the proposals for handling boundary changes meet user needs.

Are your data needs met by the publication of statistics aligned with geographical boundaries in place as of May 2022?
Are you content with the ONS’s proposals to provide guidance on how to create best approximations of data for new geographical areas?