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About our population and area

Information on how to find out about East Riding facts and figures, accessing population data, accessing East Riding geographic data, what a Lower Super Output Area is and what an imap is. 

How do I find out about East Riding facts and figures?

A great deal of information is available on the Data Observatory website, specifically in the 'Profiles' section:

Data Observatory (external East Riding website)

Data Observatory - Profiles (external East Riding website)

Data and information can be found on the Data Observatory website on a range of sources including:  

  • deprivation;
  • economic;
  • education and health;
  • crime and safety;
  • lifestyle;
  • environment and community;
  • equality and diversity;
  • transport;
  • performance;
  • leisure and culture

Can I access population data?

For information including maps, statistics, facts and figures about the East Riding and it’s population see the

Data Observatory (external East Riding website)

All users are required to register, which is simple and free.  

Specific population data is available under the 'population' heading in the on the home page of the website or by following the below link:

Population Profile (external East Riding website)

Can I access East Riding geographic data?

Data is available from the Data Observatory website on a range of geographies, including: 

  • East Riding of Yorkshire;
  • Electoral wards;
  • Parishes;
  • Middle Super Output Areas;
  • Lower Super Output Areas;
  • Output areas;
  • Built up areas;
  • Postcode;
  • Community Partnerships;
  • Constituencies.

Data Observatory (external East Riding website)

Can I access information about the ward I live in?

There is a range of information available about the Wards in the East Riding on the East Riding Data Observatory website. You will need to visit the Data Observatory homepage first (see link above) to register. You can then access a Ward Profile by clicking on the following link:

Ward Profile (external East Riding website)

What is a Lower Super Output Area (LSOA)?

An LSOA is a geographical area used in the census, designed to improve the reporting of small area statistics. LSOAs are based on population and on average contain about 1500 people.