Newly released data from the 2021 census has shown the extent of social change in Stevenage's neighbourhoods in the previous ten years.

Questions were put to households last year - for the first time since the 2011 census - and some of their answers have now been revealed.

You can interact with the maps below to see how your neighbourhood compares with the figures for Stevenage as a whole.

Earlier this year, census data showed that Stevenage’s population had grown from 83,957 in 2011 to 89,500 in 2021.

The latest data release drills further into Stevenage’s census responses, with details of median age, family composition and internal migration, among other categories.

The figures show that the percentage of adults in Stevenage who were married or in a civil partnership fell from 46.45 per cent to 43.9 per cent.

In comparison, the percentage of adults who have never married or registered a civil partnership rose from 33.87 per cent to 38.2 per cent.

The median age of residents increased slightly, from 37 to 38.

The percentage of residents who were born in the UK declined from 88.23 per cent in 2011 to 83.5 percent in 2021. 6.3 per cent were born elsewhere in Europe, compared to 3.88 per cent in 2011.

Meanwhile, in 2021 3.2 per cent of residents were born in Africa and 5.2 per cent in the Middle East and Asia. Comparable figures for 2011 are not available. 

The percentage of people with no passport has fallen from 16.86 per cent to 13.4 per cent, while 76.7 per cent of people held a UK passport – almost precisely the same figure as in 2011, which was 76.75 per cent.


In positive news, the percentage of households showing deprivation in at least one dimension declined from 47.7 per cent in 2011 to 43.9 per cent in 2021.

Households may be classed as deprived if households are overcrowded, or include people with disabilities, unemployed or without educational qualifications.