Census 2016 is the first census for which data on the ‘daytime population’ of areas are being published. The daytime population includes everybody who indicated they worked or studied in the area, along with persons in that area who do not work or study (and so are there during the day).
This is a new level of geography for publishing demographic, socio-economic and commuting characteristics of workers.
The dataset includes a breakdown of persons in each area by age, social class, socio-economic group, nationality and level of education completed. There is also a breakdown of the persons who work or study in the area by means of travel, time leaving home and journey time. Data about workers and unemployed persons in the area is broken down by occupation and there is a breakdown of workers by industry.
These zones were created from amalgamating and/or splitting the Small Areas output from the census.
The reasons for their creation included the following:
General Rules for Workplace zone creation
Rules for Workplace zone creation
This data is available to download in Excel format.
Following Census 2011, each household and dwelling in the country was linked to spatial coordinates with population data aggregated into 1 km2 grid cells.
The 2016 data has been provided with population information only. To facilitate comparison, the Census 2011 population is also provided Census 2016 1 km² grid population dataset (XLS 2,142KB) .
The Grid Shapefile is available here 1km2 Grid (ZIP 20,118KB) .