Newly released data from the 2021 census has shown the extent of social change in North Herts' neighbourhoods in the previous ten years. Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Royston are all included in the data.

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 North Herts as a whole.

Earlier this year, census data showed that North Herts’ population had grown from 127,114 in 2011 to 133,200 in 2021.

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


The figures show that the percentage of adults in North Herts who were married or in a civil partnership fell from 51.4 per cent to 48.8 per cent.

In comparison, the percentage of adults who have never married or registered a civil partnership rose from 30.17 per cent to 33.9 per cent.

The median age of residents increased slightly, from 40 to 42.

The percentage of residents who were born in the UK declined from 89.8 per cent in 2011 to 88.4 per cent in 2021 - a significantly smaller decrease than in Stevenage. Five per cent were born elsewhere in Europe, compared to 3.55 per cent in 2011.

Meanwhile, in 2011 1.8 per cent of residents were born in Africa and 3.2 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 14.1 per cent to 11.1 per cent, while 82.7 per cent held a UK passport - an increase from 2011, when 80.7 per cent held a UK passport.

In positive news, the percentage of households showing deprivation in at least one dimension declined from 48.7 per cent in 2011 to 44.9 per cent in 2011.

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