A census takes place every ten years and is a count of all people and households in the country. It asks people about subjects such as work, health, ethnic background, education and marital status. The responses help central and local government, health authorities, businesses, voluntary sector organisations and communities target resources and plan for years to come.
The 2011 Census took place on 27 March 2011. In England and Wales, the 2011 Census was organised and carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
2011 Census Results
A summary of the results for Brentwood is as follows:
- The population estimate for Brentwood Borough was 73,600. This is an increase from the 2001 Census population of 68,426.
- To view the population of Brentwood Borough by five-year age band and see how this compares to other areas of the country you can visit the 2011 Census interactive web pages and select "Brentwood" from the list of areas.
- There were an estimated 30,600 occupied households in Brentwood Borough, compared to 28,767 in 2001.
More detail on all aspects of the Census can be found on the ONS 2011 Census web pages.