Census Population Figures Prove Useless For Scilly

The first census figures are out following the last of the national data surveys, which was held in March 2011.

And at first glance, it looks like there’s been a 4% population rise in Scilly from 2152 people resident in 2001 to 2200 for this survey.

But Office of National Data officials have admitted they’ve rounded up the numbers to the nearest hundred so it’s unclear whether numbers are up or are static.

The ONS told ScillyToday that there were no plans to release unrounded numbers. But when we pointed out how few people there are in our Council area their spokesman, David Bradbury, revealed that unrounded estimates will be published in the next tranche of data, late this year or early in 2013.


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