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Transcript of Census 2021 topic summaries demography and migration video

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Topic summaries
Demography and migration

Keesia Samuels, Data Engineer:
Following the release of the first Census 2021 results, we’re now publishing more detail through a series of topic summaries.

Chris Stickney, Assistant Deputy Director of the Centre for International Migration:
The Census 2021 Demography and Migration topic summary includes the demography bulletin, which talks about people’s age, their household, and their marriage or civil partnership status. It also includes the migration bulletin, which talks about the characteristics of the population born outside of England and Wales, and the passports people held on Census Day 2021.

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Keesia Samuels, Data Engineer:
Demography is the statistical study of human populations. Census data is unique, in that it gives us information about the way we live now and how things have changed over time.

We can explore the age of the population in England and Wales, looking at the highest and lowest average ages, student ages, and pensioner ages. This information can really help with the planning and funding for our schools and care homes. It’s also interesting to see how your age compares to others in your local area.

Roxanne Smith, Research Officer:
From the Census 2021 results, we can see an increase in households who had only adult children living at home. We’ve seen this trend increasing recently, which could be because of changes in circumstances following the coronavirus pandemic. It’s also possible that more people are living in their family home for longer, to save money or because they can’t afford their own home.

Keesia Samuels, Data Engineer:
We can also see a decrease in the number of people who were either married or in a Civil Partnership. This follows the trend of people marrying later in life, or simply deciding not to marry at all. This was despite the introduction of same-sex marriages and opposite sex civil partnerships in the last ten years, so it will be interesting to see if these trends continue in future.

Roxanne Smith, Research Officer:
We’ll also be publishing further detail on the topic of demography, so look out for that.

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Ben Fitch, Senior Research Officer:
Through the census data relating to international migration, we can see the impact the coronavirus pandemic may have had on people’s plans. This means that through Census 2021 we not only have data on a unique period in the twenty first century, but also we have the ability to consider how the pandemic may have affected international migration and the diverse population living in England and Wales.

Chris Stickney, Assistant Deputy Director of the Centre for International Migration:
We can see that around ten million people who were living in England and Wales were born outside of the UK. That’s around one in every six people, and an increase of two and a half million from the 2011 Census.

DJ Oguntimehin, Data Acquisitions Manager:
We'll be publishing more detailed migration results in 2023, looking at the jobs people worked in and where they studied, showing us more about how international migration contributes to our society.

Keesia Samuels, Data Engineer with end card:
Census 2021.
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