Sunday, June 2, 2024

Census 2021 data reveals Norfolk is the densest county in the UK

Norfolk peasant Bubba Spuckler, who failed to complete the census

By Ian Bred, Norfolk Correspondent

Data from the 2021 Census reveals today that Norfolk is the densest of all counties in the UK.

Statisticians have poured over the data given by each household across the nation.

And they have concluded what we knew along – while the UK population has increased by around 8% since 2011, Norfolk is the most dense county.

Government Census coordinator Lorraine Fisher, 34, explained: “A key part of the Census is the ability to be able to read the questions and select a suitable answer.

“This in itself is a test of intelligence that creates an interesting geographical data set.

“The returns revealed more people in Norfolk were completely confused by the Census process than anywhere else in the country.

“This is perhaps not surprising, but it is reassuring because it shows our methods are sound.”

Only 2% of the Norfolk population managed to complete the Census successfully.

“We expect most of those are actually did it correctly were people from Suffolk but who have inexplicably crossed the border to live in Norfolk. The rest just guessed and got lucky,” Ms Fisher explained.

“Anyway, we can today officially conclude that Norfolk is the densest in the UK.”

Norfolk peasant Bubba Spuckler, who lives near Downham Market with his sister and their six children said: “I did try to fill out the Census but I got stuck on the first question and gave up.”

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