I am looking for the latest UK population data at the lowest possible level (output area?) to include age profile breakdowns (eg 18-25, 25-30, 30+ etc).
Naturally I have googled the topic, and I'm totally baffled by the range of organisations who potentially provide this information:
- National Records of Scotland
- Stats Wales
- Data Cymru
- Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
- UN Stats
- Ordnance Survey (for boundary data)
I've hunted around all their sites but wanted to post a question here to get a definitive answer on which is the most suitable source for UK population data, whether that means the last census counts (2011) or the latest estimates.
Ideally I'd like results at postcode level since these are so easy to map and process, but output area would also be suitable, and I'm aware it's quite easy to find output area boundaries and population weighted centroids.