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Information and statistics for South Cambridgeshire district

Population Report

A population report for South Cambridgeshire can be found by clicking the button below. This interactive report will also allow you to view information for Wards within South Cambridgeshire. To view Ward information, change the report from District to Ward and then choose the Ward you are interested in by using the drop down menus.

South Cambridgeshire Population Report

Census 2021 - How has South Cambridgeshire changed?

You can find out how life has changed in South Cambridgeshire since the last Census in 2011 by viewing a summary from the Office for National Statistics which compares the most recent Census results.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Between the last two censuses (held in 2011 and 2021), the population of South Cambridgeshire increased by 9%, from around 148,800 in 2011 to around 162,100 in 2021. This compares with an 8.3% population increase for the whole of the East of England and a 6.6% increase for the whole of England.
  • The number of people aged between 65 to 74 years rose by around 3,400 (an increase of 26.2%), while the number of residents between 20 and 24 years fell by around 850 (a 12.0% decrease). The average (median) age of South Cambridgeshire increased by one year, from 41 to 42 years of age.
  • In 2021, 9.5% of South Cambridgeshire residents did not identify with any national identity associated with the UK. This figure increased from 6.8% in 2011.
  • In 2021, 43.3% of South Cambridgeshire residents reported having "No religion", up from 30.1% in 2011. The rise of 13.3 percentage points was the largest increase of all broad religious groups in South Cambridgeshire. In 2021, 45.3% of people in South Cambridgeshire described themselves as Christian (down from 58.8% in 2011), while 6.7% did not state their religion (down from 8.2% the decade before).
  • Of South Cambridgeshire residents aged 16 years and over, 30.2% said they had never been married or in a civil partnership in 2021, up from 27.7% in 2011.
  • Of South Cambridgeshire households, 68.9% owned their home in 2021, down from 70.3% in 2011. In 2021, 14% rented privately, compared with 12% in 2011. The percentage of South Cambridgeshire households that lived in a socially rented property increased from 14.3% to 14.5%.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is releasing insights all of the time. You can explore data that interests you in greater detail by looking at interactive Census Maps. You can also build a custom area profile to show data of interest.

District Health Profile

South Cambridgeshire Health Profile 2019