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Census unearthed: explore 50 years of change from 1961

Life in England and Wales changed dramatically between 1961 and 2011, from the homes we live in to our relationships and everyday amenities.

ONS have digitised data from the 1961 Census Small Area Statistics can show these changes in detail at a local level for the first time.

They also show how the picture provided by the census of people’s needs and lives has always been useful.

Explore how areas compared with each other with our interactive maps and see what changed in the 50 years up to 2011.