The official comprehensive account of the planning and carrying out of the 1991 census of population is published today by the census offices of Great Britain, and in launching the report, Mr Wormald said:
'The 1991 census has provided the largest ever range and quantity of high quality information for national and local planning and policy making.
'The decennial census of population is by far the biggest statistical exercise undertaken in this country, and the only one which yields comparable information for local areas all over the country.
'This question was included for the first time in 1991, following extensive consultations.'
The census of Great Britain was carried out on 21 April 1991 at a cost was £135m. It involved some 118,000 temporary staff working as enumerators.