Can you guess whether the next local authority area you land on has more or fewer residents than the previous one, according to Census 2021? Complete your trip in as few guesses as possible.
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About the data
The first results from Census 2021 provide early rounded population estimates for England and Wales. Unrounded figures will be released in autumn 2022. Figures may differ slightly in future releases because of the impact of removing rounding and applying further statistical processes.
Area in square kilometres, excluding inland water, is taken from the 2021 standard area measurements for local authority areas.
Population density is the estimated number of usual residents per square kilometre. It has been calculated using population estimates rounded to the nearest hundred.