Hampshire Facts and Figures

Census Information

Welcome to Census information for Hampshire County, its districts and the Unitary Authorities of Portsmouth and Southampton. The latest 2011 Census data for Hampshire are published and available below.

Census 2011

Census 2011


  • The 2011 Census took place on 27th March 2011.
  • The pages in the link below contain the data released so far for Hampshire's geography, along with various reports and factsheets.
  • A presentation has also been produced highlighting 2011 Census in Hampshire Headlines.  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 4MB
  • Further information on future releases of Census data is available in the 2011 Census Output Prospectus


Census population pyramid videos

Hampshire Census population change 1851 to 2011

The video visually charts the story of Hampshire's population since 1841. The story takes the viewer through 2 world wars, baby booms and toughs as well as quite a remarkable decline in death rates to show how the population of Hampshire has changed.


What is a population pyramid?

A short visual explanantion of a population pyramid and how it displays and presents age and gender information

.Population Pyramids

Ethnicity change between 2001 and 2011 Census

A short video of slides illustrating the change in ethincity by age between 2001 and 2011. (No audio)



Historical Census Information


Our Historical Demographic Profiles and Interactive Population Pyramids show that Hampshire has experienced profound changes to its demography over the last 200 years. Census History in England and Wales is also looked at as part of the run up to the 2011 Census results.

  • Hampshire Historical Census 1851- 2011
    For Hampshire County that show the changes in age and gender structure from 1851 to 2011. The accompanying text describes the trends, which see the pyramid changing into more of a rectangle.

  • Historical Demographic Profiles
    For Hampshire County, Portsmouth and Southampton that provide a graphical overview of the changes in population that have taken place from 1801 to 2001. The population is analysed by age and sex, including the working age and dependent populations.
    Census History
    This external link provides Census history facts for England and Wales and Census stories from the past in preparation for the 2011 Census results.

  • 2001 Census
    Hampshire specific summary tables and commentaries on a variety of topics from the 2001 Census.