The changing face of England and Wales was highlighted today in the latest census results.
In 2011 the total population was up 3.7 million to just over 56 million compared with ten years before.
Eighty percent described themselves as white British, a drop of seven percent.
There were more residents born abroad than ever before, most were from India, Pakistan and Poland whose migrants increased nine-fold in just a decade.
– Guy Goodwin, the ONS's director of census,
These statistics paint a picture of society and help us all plan for the future using accurate information at a local level.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of census statistics. Further rich layers of vital information will be revealed as we publish more detailed data for very local levels over the coming months.
Ten per cent (5.8 million) of people provided unpaid care for someone with an illness of disability.
Over a third (37 per cent, 2.1 million) of those people were giving 20 or more hours care a week.
Most people in England and Wales belonged to the white ethnic group - 86 per cent (48.2 million) in 2011.
The number of foreign-born residents living in England and Wales increased from 4.6 million in 2001 to 7.5 million in 2011 - 13% of the population, census data from the Office for National Statistics showed.
The number of people who stated their religion was Christianity in 2011 was fewer than in 2001, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
Christians decreased to 59 per cent (33.2 million) in 2011 from 72 per cent (37.3 million) in 2001.
The amount of people who said they had no religious affiliation increased from 15 per cent (7.7 million) in 2001 to 25 per cent (14.1 million) in 2011.
On rented accommodation, 15 per cent are in privately rented places as opposed to 9 per cent in 2001.
While, 33 per cent have a mortgage now as opposed to 39 per cent ten years ago.
In 2011, 33 per cent owned with a mortgage and 31 per cent owned outright = 64 per cent own property now.
In 2001, 39 per cent owned with mortgage and 30 per cent outright = 69 per cent.
A drop of 5 per cent overall.
The population has grown by 7.1 per cent in ten years (up by 3.7 million to 56.1 million) in England and Wales.