Census 2011: Welwyn Hatfield population tops 100,000

PUBLISHED: 16:39 16 July 2012

The population of Welwyn Hatfield has topped 100,000

The population of Welwyn Hatfield has topped 100,000


THE population of Welwyn Hatfield on Census Day last year was 110,500, it was revealed today (Monday).

The figure is up 13.2 per cent on the 2001 population of 97,600 – the seventh highest population rise in the east of England.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today published the first results from the 2011 Census, which was undertaken on March 27 last year.

The population across the whole of England and Wales was 56.1 million, an increase of seven per cent – the largest growth in population in any 10-year perdio since census-taking begain in 1801.

Jil Matheson, National Statistician, thanked everyone who took part in the Census for their support.

She said: “The 2011 Census has been a resounding success and I am proud of the incredible effort that has been put in.

“It is a rich source of information about the population and its characteristics.

She added: “Across England and Wales around 19 out of 20 people responded and we have excellent statistical methods for ensuring we have a complete estimate of the whole population.

“These statistics will provide valuable information for planners, policy-makers and the public for years to come.”

The ONS will now use the 2011 Census figures to base new population mid-year estimates, which will be released in September.

A second release of Census information, due between November and February, will feature more detailed statistics for each local authority area, including national identity, ethnicity, marital and civil partnership status, and religion.

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