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Census 2021

The census survey took place on 21 March 2021. The information collected will give us an updated picture of all the people and households in England and Wales

The Census Day for England and Wales took place on 21 March 2021. Since the Census Day took place, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has undertaken complex work to compile, clean, complete, cross-check and ensure confidentiality of the data.

First release data

On 28 June 2022, the first set of data was published. It is available to view on the ONS website

For Fenland, information is as follows:

  • There are 102,500 people living in Fenland. 52,300 are women, 50,200 are male. This is an increase of 7.6% since the 2011 Census (95,262)
  • The population density (number of usual residents per square kilometre) in Fenland is 188
  • There are 44,100 households in Fenland that have a usual resident. This is 8.6% more than in the 2011 Census (40,620)

Population breakdown by age and gender

 Aged 4 and underAged 5-9 yearsAged 10-14 yearsAged 15-19 yearsAged 20-24 yearsAged 25-29 yearsAged 30-34 yearsAged 35-39 yearsAged 40-44 yearsAged 45-49 yearsAged 50-54 yearsAged 55-59 yearsAged 60-64 yearsAged 65-69 yearsAged 70-74 yearsAged 75-79 yearsAged 80-84 yearsAged 84-89 yearsAged over 90 years


The largest age group in Fenland is people aged between 55 and 59 years. 

Further releases of data

We expect further data releases later in the year; the exact dates of release are to be confirmed. 

Further information is available on the Census GOV.UK website and Cambridgeshire Insight website.

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