Published: 19th Jul 2012

The first wave of Census data came out this week, and already there are some big stories for local areas in terms of funding and deprivation levels emerging from the data. We’ve put together a briefing of the basic Census findings here, and there are some nice visuals from the Office for National Statistics (here and here). 1. IMPACTS ON LOCAL AREA FUNDING The number of people in the local area is a major part of the funding formulae used to allocate cash from central to local areas. These are usually updated every year with the mid year estimates, but analysis of the first release of Census 2011 data suggests that in many local authority areas those mid year estimates are pretty far out: The Census 2011 population in Newham is 28% higher than the 2010 mid year estimates, with a further five London boroughs (Brent, Waltham Forest, Haringey, Hackney … (To read the full article, subscribe below)