Local Census: HBC Press Release

And the results are in …..

The first results from Census 2021 have been announced today - Tuesday 28 June 2022.

These results give a glimpse of how our local population has changed across the Borough of Havant in the past decade.

The population of Havant borough has increased by 2.9% from approximately 120,700 in 2011 to 124,200 in 2021, making it the 15th most densely populated of the South East’s 64 local authority areas.

The results also show there has been an increase of 18.8% in people aged 65 years and over, with a decrease of 1.4% in people aged 15 to 64 years and of 1.5% in children aged under 15 years.

These figures are the first wave of results released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), who also provide estimates of England’s and Wales’ population, following the Census that was carried out in spring 2021.

“The census gives us the richest possible picture of society across England and Wales and is hugely important to inform decisions about all of our public services, from education to healthcare, and across the private sector,” Deputy National Statistician Pete Benton said.

“The results from this census give us a crucial baseline from which to monitor and manage change as we emerge from the pandemic.”

Councillor Clare Satchwell, Cabinet lead for Planning, Hayling Seafront Strategy and Coastal Management (Coastal Partners), added: “This first insight into how our borough has changed in the past ten years will help us to shape what public services will be needed in the future.”

Following these first population results the ONS will release further results from the census from September onwards. These will include data on ethnicity, religion, the labour market, education and housing. For the first time, it will also include information on armed forces veterans, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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