What is included in the Census 2021 Population Data?

The Census 2021 gathered data on demography and migration of population, including:

  • Age
  • Country of birth
  • Household composition
  • Household deprivation
  • Household size
  • Sex
  • Migrant indicator
  • Population density
  • Legal partnership status

What are we finding in Somerset?

1. We have a population of 571,568, almost a third of which live in South Somerset (30.2%)

2. Our population is ageing: a quarter (24.8%) is 65+, compared to 18.4% in England

3. One third of households have only 1 person living there

4. 25% of households have dependent children, which is lower than the England average (28%)

5. Deprivation varies across the county, with some of the highest rates in urban centres

Webinar resources

More information on the Census population data in Somerset can be found in our Census Webinar (video below) and slide deck.

More information on the Census 2021

More information on the Census 2021 can be found on the census website.

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    Somerset Partnership
    Somerset County Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • Homes in Sedgemoor
    Macmillan Cancer Support
    Community Council for Somerset
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
  • EDF
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
  • Somerset FA
    British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
  • Channel Adventure
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Sports Coach UK