Comparisons with the 2001 census


In some cases comparisons are drawn with data from the 2001 census. These cannot be exact for a number of reasons. Most importantly, the 2001 information cannot be matched to the area covered by this wiki, but instead relates to the whole of Southfield ward, which obviously covers a much wider area and a much more diverse range of housing, including Bedford Park mansions and council flats. In addition, the questions vary - for example, the 1911 census asked for town or parish and county of birth for those born in England and Wales, while the 2001 census simply reports country of birth. The range of information available for the ward is listed on the Office for National Statistics Neighbourhood Statistics site.