– 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.
The population of England and Wales grew by 7.1 percent between 2001 and 2011, census data showed. The proportion of foreign-born residents in the country increased to 13 percent.