UK Census

Fears Removing Sex From Census 'Could Worsen Policy For Women', Leading Campaigner Warns

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK

Concerns have been raised about gender being removed from the next census over claims it discriminates against transgender people. The Office for Nati...

You Could Be Asked About Your Sexuality And Gender Identity In The Next Census

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK

People could be asked about their sexuality and gender identity in the next national census, it has been revealed. After a public consultation on the ...

A Truly Open General Election? Not Quite

Jeni Tennison | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Politics
Jeni Tennison

The UK is in the top spot on the Web Foundation's Open Data Barometer, but how transparent are our elections? It turns out, not very.

The Infographic That Could Change Your Perception Of British Muslims

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK

A landmark report based on census data from 2001 and 2011, the first to ask respondents what religion they practiced, has been called the "most compre...

The Research Industry and the Media: A Match Made in Heaven

Jack R. Miles | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK
Jack R. Miles

The Telegraph's article highlights the similarities between the research industry and the mainstream press - and shows that they can work well together, clearly suggesting that the two disciplines can collaborate in the future for joint betterment...

LOOK: This Chart Explains 60 Years Of Immigration

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK

This graphic shows the changing face of Britain as recorded by every census since 1951. It shows how people from Ireland were accounting for the mo...

Could Google Replace The National Census?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Tech

Not content with using secret spying programmes to monitor our internet activities, the government is now considering replacing the Census with Google...

Religion Cause Of Evil, Young People Increasingly Believe

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK

More young people in Britain believe that religion is a cause of evil rather than a force for good, according to a new YouGov poll. The place of re...

The Rise of Atheism Represents Significant Progress for Northern Ireland

Jason A Murdock | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK
Jason A Murdock

Like any country with a reputation for extremism, it's history will always be judged on the actions of extremists. The usual saying that history is judged by the victors does not yet apply to Northern Ireland, as it sometimes seems that the state of conflict has never really ended in the minds of much of its population.

Seven Million British Adults Have Never Used The Internet

PA | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Tech

More than seven million adults in the UK have never used the internet, official figures suggest. The data revealed around one million more people h...

'Sleepwalking Into Segregation'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

A "retreat" of white Britons from areas where minorities live is limiting cultural integration, according to research by think tank Demos. Analysis of...

Britain, Islam and the Generational Struggle

Matthew Goodwin | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Politics
Matthew Goodwin

Within British media and the Westminster Village, the recent release of the latest census data has sparked considerable debate. Much of this has focused on the extent to which some areas of London have experienced 'white flight', or whether we should be anxious about the fact that less than 8% of the population do not use English as their main language.

Felicity A Morse

Nevermind The Polish-Speakers In Britain, Poles Are Losing Their Language To 'Ponglish' | Felicity A Morse | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Polish has been named as the second most spoken language in England and Wales after the 2011 census revealed 1% of the population, or nearly half a mi...

140,000 People In England And Wales 'Cannot Speak English'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Nearly 140,000 people living in England and Wales, around half a percent of the population, cannot speak English at all the 2011 Census has shown. ...

Turning Demographic Data Into Valuable Insight

Simon Dennis | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Dennis

So what does this tell us? Well, while the census is an incredibly valuable tool for the government, providing a ten-year view of population data only paints part of the picture. If the government wants to be able to make smarter and more informed policy decisions, rather than retrospective analysis, it will need to be able to monitor demographic data in much more frequent intervals.

Men Are 'No Longer The Main Breadwinner'

PA | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Men should no longer be regarded as a family's main breadwinner after a new study showed women make up at least half of workers in most parts of the c...

Less Atheism, More Humanism

Chris Price | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK
Chris Price

Atheism is a dirty word. But not as dirty, apparently, as humanism.

'White Flight' From London?

Eric Kaufmann | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Eric Kaufmann

Of all the changes announced by the 2011 census, one of the most startling is the rapid change in the ethnic composition of London's population. This has caught experts by surprise and reflects an underestimate of the extent to which white British people have opted to leave an increasingly diverse London.

Census 2011: Muslims Are Not to Be Feared

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Many headlines have seized on the fact that Muslims now make up nearly five percent (4.8%) of the English and Welsh population. At the same time, especially after the London bombings in July 2005, the level of prejudice against Muslims has multiplied.

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Ian Linden | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK
Ian Linden

Take a few headline statistics from last week's national census: numbers of people in Britain identifying as Christian, dropping fast, numbers professing no religion, growing, numbers in Britain born outside the country, growing fast.

2011 Census: The Religion Question

Nick Spencer | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK
Nick Spencer

Enjoy it: it may be our last. Rumour has it that the 2011 Census could be the final one: cost and the pressure of instant communications killing off an institution that dates back to the Napoleonic era. So, while we have it we might as well disagree about what it means.

The Census Results Speak for Themselves, Government Should Listen

Andrew Copson | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Copson

We know from research done since the last census that most people who tick 'Christian' do so for cultural or ethnic reasons rather than religious ones and only 48% of those who tick 'Christian' believe that Jesus Christ was real person who was the son of god and rose from the dead.

What Has Caused This Massive Flight From Christianity?

Terry Sanderson | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Politics
Terry Sanderson

So what has happened in this country in the decade since the last census? What has caused this huge flight from religion? It's complicated, but we have to take into account that in that intervening period we have had the trauma of 9/11 and the subsequent rise in Islamic militancy.

More Atheist, Immigrants And Graduates Than Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

If you were living in England and Wales in 2011, you're more likely to be atheist, well educated, healthy, single and born in a foreign country than e...

No Child Left Behind: Reaching A Nation's Street Children

Thomas Dannatt | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Thomas Dannatt

No one knows how many street children there are in the world. Finding out is one of the first recommendations of the recent UN study on street children to all its member states.