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2021 Census results for Swansea

The first census results for local authority areas in England and Wales were published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 28 June 2022.

The 2021 Census reported that the usually resident population of Swansea was 238,500; approximately 500 or 0.2 per cent less than the 2011 Census total.

Over one in five (22 per cent, 52,600) of Swansea residents were aged under 20, with around 21% (48,900) aged 65 and over.

A summary briefing note (PDF) [1007KB] detailing the first 2021 Census results for Swansea is available on this page.  A supplementary briefing note is also available (PDF) [860KB], including information from the first results on households; population density; components of the estimates; response rates; on-line responses; and links to initial ONS reports.  Further information and analysis will follow as additional data is published.

Background information about the 2021 Census is available via

PLEASE NOTE:  Information for small areas (below local authority level) and on specific population characteristics is not available from the first 2021 Census release.  Further information about ONS' proposed plans for the publication of Census data and analysis is available here:   ONS Census 2021 release plans