2021 Census Results – Chetwynd Neighbourhood Forum Area

Updated 1st March 2023 additions in BOLD

The results of the 2021 Census are continuing to come out from the Office for National Statistics with some interesting and generalised results about the population and housing for the UK and Broxtowe and the two Wards that make up our Area.

However points we found of interest are:

  • The population of the UK as a whole has increased by about 3.7M (5.9%) since 2011 although Broxtowe’s population has only increased by 1.6% the population of the two Wards that make up the Neighbourhood Area has actually decreased by around 2.6% (400)
  • The Population is continuing to age with a median age of 40 (compared to 39 in 2011) in the Neighbourhood Area, the population above 65 has increased by around 600 and the population under 65 has decreased by around 1000
  • Across the UK 62.5% of people lived in homes they owned and 37.3% lived in rented accommodation (This compares to 75% and 25% in our area in 2011) the percentages remain roughly the same in the 2021 Census.
  • There was an increase in the number of people who owned their homes outright (32.8%/30.8%) and a decrease of the number of people who owned their homes with a mortgage or shared ownership (29.7%/33.5%) there was a larger increase in our area, from 35.7% to 41.9% being owned outright, possibly indicative of the aging population.
  • The number of privately rented homes had increased (20.3%/16.7%) and the social rented sector had decreased (17.1%/17.6%) in our area, the percentage of privately rented homes has increased (14.3%/12.5%) and the number of social rented homes has decreased (11.0%/11.5%)
  • 31.5% of homes are Semi-detached (31.3% in 2011), 23.2% detached (22.7%) and 23.2% terraces (24.6%) (This level of figures were not available in the 2011 datasets we used) and do not appear to be in the more detailed Ward figures for 2021 either.

These figures show that new housing across all sectors is needed but Broxtowe seems to be growing more slowly that other areas and our area even more slowly.

16th March 2023 Update

The ONS have added yet another facility if you’re interested. You can build a profile to take the data from the Census and compare it against other areas. So, for example you can compare the average household composition for Toton & Chilwell Meadows against that for Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire, the East Midlands or England as a whole follow this link: https://www.ons.gov.uk/visualisations/customprofiles/build/

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