Census Data

The Census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years. It gives us a snapshot of all the people in England and Wales and the information gathered helps drive decisions about public services.

By taking part, you can help inform decisions about services that shape your community, such as healthcare, education and transport.

Census 2021 results

The most recent census was taken on Sunday 21 March 2021.

The Office for National Statistics is publishing the Census results on its website.

View Census 2021 result data

Horsham Local Authority

2021 Census Area Profile

Population forecasts

For further information on population forecasts, estimates and projects for West Sussex and its districts, visit Population forecasts on the West Sussex County Council website.

For  further briefings on the first data release relating to the population of West Sussex, visit Census 2021 Briefings on the West Sussex County Council website.

Census Maps

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has a new interactive Census 2021 map to explore data as it become available:

Interactive Census Data Maps - on the ONS website

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board undertakes a regular Joint Strategic Needs Assessment process to better understand the needs of residents in West Sussex.   As part of this assessment, the Board has used census data to produce data packs providing information about health and wellbeing as well as demographic information about equality groups. This includes a data pack about Horsham District as at April 2023.

JSNA Data Packs - on the West Sussex JSAN website

Core Data Sets - on the West Sussex JSNA website