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Original census data from 1971 to 2021 are © Office for National Statistics, for England and Wales, and © National Records of Scotland, but may be freely used under the Open Government License. Earlier statistics copied from official reports are now out of copyright. Historical statistics redistricted to modern areas are © Great Britain Historical GIS/University of Portsmouth. The Office for National Statistics and National Records of Scotland also supplied our detailed maps of modern census reporting areas.

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