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Facts and Figures

Cumbria Intelligence Observatory

Cumbria Intelligence Observatory brings together a wide range of information, intelligence and research about Cumbria. Our data and information covers a range of themes including the economy, health and wellbeing, deprivation and crime and community safety and is available down to Parish level. Visit the Cumbria Intelligence Observatory website at:

For an easy way to access information about your local area we now have the Cumbria Interactive Atlas. The atlas enables you to view and compare data on a wide range of indicators at national, district and ward level, in the form of maps, graphs and charts. To use the atlas please follow the link: Cumbria Instant Atlas

If you can not find what you need on the website the Observatory team are always happy to help you meet your data requirements. You can contact us at:  or on 01228 221047

For information about how the Observatory can support a range of different users please follow the link below: 

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Census 2011

Census Day - Sunday 27th March 2011

Every ten years the Office for National Statistics (ONS) carries out a census to find out more about the people who live in England and Wales, and about the make-up of local neighbourhoods. The most recent census took place on Sunday 27 March 2011, when the ONS sent out questionnaires for around 25 million households to complete.

The results of the census are used to plan for, and allocate resources to, services such as transport, housing, healthcare and education. Census data also informs decisions about the allocation of local authority funding.

The current expectation is that the first release of figures from the 2011 Census will be published in July 2012.

More information about the 2011 Census is available at: