Census

Census 2021

Census Day was 21 March 2021 and online submissions have now closed. If you have not completed your census, please visit www.census.gov.uk for further information or call 0800 141 2021.

Census results for Bromley will be made available on this page once they are released, which is expected in 2022, along with the results for the whole of England and Wales

What is the Census?

The Census is a collection of questions about you and the members of your household. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) carry out this once in a decade survey, on behalf of central government to measure the population and demographic statistics of all households across the UK. It provides the most accurate description of the UK population and who we are; out gender, age, race, religion, and where we live. It’s the most comprehensive survey about our society as a whole.

Why is the Census important?

The Census provides national and local government with a comprehensive overview of the people that they represent. In Bromley, the Census data will provide help in deciding on the planning and funding of different services, from schools, hospitals, and housing, to local support groups and charities. During the current coronavirus pandemic, getting a full picture of our population to help us understand their needs is more important than ever.

The Census only comes around once every 10 years, so the next census will not be until 2031.

From the last Census:

  • There were 309,392 people recorded in Bromley, making us the 6th most populous London borough

  • There were 12,000 more female than male residents, a 52-48% split

  • 120,153 people were married

  • Over 73,000 people worked full-time, with 41,000 people both living and working in Bromley

  • 2,190 of you cycled to work

  • 25,213 Bromley residents were small employers and own account workers

  • 20,095 were under 5 years old, whilst 2,729 were over the age of 90