Households across the country took part in Census 2021 on 21 March 2021. The Census takes place every 10 years, and is used to collect population data that helps the government to plan for future housing, education, healthcare and other public services.

You can also view collected census information from 2011 and 2001 including key statistics and ward profiles.

Census 2021

Census results will be released in Summer 2022.

The Census asks questions about you and your household to build a picture of life in the UK today. It looks at who we are and how we live. There's no other survey that gives as much information about our society and future needs. By taking part, you'll be helping make sure you and your community get the services needed now and in the future.

This was the first census to take place mainly online.

A snapshot of Kirklees based on the last Census

At the time of the last census:

  • 422,458 people lived in Kirklees, including 27,691 students
  • There were 125 chemical scientists
  • There were 294 photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators
  • There were 58 people working in textiles, garments and related trades
  • 147 people worked as weavers and knitters
  • Nearly 120,000 of you used a car or van to drive to work, although more than 17,500 walked to work
  • Kirklees was made up of 333 different ethnicities
  • Other than the UK, Pakistan was the top country of birth, with Panjabi the most popular language other than English or Welsh, spoken by 9,706 of you
  • There were 893 households with 8 or more people
  • 1,243 people said they were Jedi Knights

Census 2011

For the complete set of Census 2011 statistics covering Kirklees and beyond visit the Nomis website.

Ward profiles 2011

Census 2001

Key Statistics for 2001

Information by feature from the census break down e.g. population, car availability, ethnic groups and qualifications.

Key statistics report

Key statistics table

Census table

2001 Ward profiles
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