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A changing city

Leicester has undergone many changes since the 2001 census.

A comparison of the 2011 census findings shows that the city:  

  • is now the most populated urban centre in the region
  • is a more youthful place
  • has become even more diverse
  • has fewer marriages
  • has fewer senior citizen households
  • has more private housing rentals
  • has more overcrowding
  • has fewer households with no adults in employment
  • has fewer adults without qualifications
  • has less economic inactivity
  • has a lower rate of unpaid care. 

The 2011 census has more information about caring and earning, diversity and migration and quality of life. You can download the documents below.