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Workplace Zone statistics, Census 2011

22 September 2014

What is it? The Census 2011 introduced the new geography of Workplace Zones. These Zones contain consistent numbers of workers (at the workplace), in the same way that other census geographies contain consistent number of residents (at home). A range of census tables have been published by the Office for National Statistics, and some of the more useful examples are now available on the Wakefield Observatory. Workplace statistics are important for understanding the local economy and, although some types of workforce information may be more recent, the Census 2011 data is exceptionally detailed. The data are available to be viewed in on-line interactive maps, and in tables.

Example statistic: Mapping of manufacturing industry workplace populations shows only limited amounts of spatial clustering of this type of activity, with a number of dispersed Workplace Zones employing quite large numbers of employees. A Workplace Zone covering part of the Wakefield 41 Industrial Park has the highest manufacturing workplace population.

Where to find it: The tables and maps are available at Statistics ... Economy.