Hillingdon is the second largest of London's 33 boroughs and takes its name from a Parish recorded in the eleventh century.
Over half of Hillingdon's 42 square miles is a mosaic of countryside including canals, rivers, parks and woodland. As the home of Heathrow Airport, it is also London's foremost gateway to the world. It shares its borders with Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hounslow, Ealing, and Harrow. In addition to Heathrow Airport, Hillingdon is also home to the RAF airport at RAF Northolt.
It was created in 1965 by an amalgamation of the Borough of Uxbridge and the Urban Districts of Hayes & Harlington, Ruislip-Northwood and Yiewsley & West Drayton.
The 2011 Census took place on Sunday 27 March 2011 and the results and information at national, local authority and ward level have now been released.
The information collected on usual resident population, age structure, living arrangements, religion, ethnicity, main language, economic activity and in a range of other areas is used to plan services for local areas including transport, education, emergency services and health.
A Hillingdon profile and Fact Sheet [10Mb] from the 2011 Census data includes headline information from the Census about the Borough, alongside with regional and national data.
Ward Profiles include details of the ward population, age structure, ethnicity, religion, housing tenure, economic activity, with regional and national data and comparisons with the 2001 Census.
Profiles of the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) localities are also available:
The GLA's London Datastore also contains Census data and analysis for London boroughs with news, reports and downloadable tools, enabling comparisons of age structures, ethnicity and other population statistics across London.
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