For 2001, the Census results represented 100 per cent of the population. Total overall response was 98 per cent. This includes some 4 per cent of the population estimated to be resident in households identified by enumerators. Census response, the proportion of people returning a form in England and Wales, was 94 per cent.
Use this section to browse a high level overview of the response to the census nationwide or to find detailed breakdowns of the response by area of by the age and sex of the population.
High level summary of the census response rate
Analysis of response rates across different age groups and between men and women
Analysis of response rates across the different areas of England and Wales
Information on the estimated response rates for Hard to Count Groups