The Office of National Statistics has today (Monday 16 July) issued the first release of estimates from the 2011 Census.
On Census night (Sunday 27 March 2011), there were an estimated 133,000 residents and 58,400 households in Powys.
The population of Powys grew by 6,700 in the 10 years since the last census, an increase of 5.3%, from 126,300 in 2001. This was slightly lower than the population growth of 7,000 in the previous decade.
The percentage of the population in Powys aged 65 and over was the highest seen in any census at 23% - a total of 30,200.
There were 1,400 residents in Powys aged 90 and over in 2011, compared with 1,000 in 2001 and just 600 in 1991. There were 6,600 children under five in Powys compared with 6,800 in 2001 and 7,000 in 1991.
The response rate from Powys residents was amongst the best in Wales at 94.4%, slightly higher than the Wales rate of 93%. The many teams of enumerators, community groups and council staff that contributed to the success of the census in Powys can be proud of this achievement.
The census population and household estimates will help the government, councils, businesses and community organisations identify needs and plan future service provision.
Further information from the 2011 Census First Release for Powys can be found on our Powys-i website www.powys-i.org.uk