The 2001 Census report 'Key Statistics for Local Authorities in Wales' provides the first opportunity to see a summary of the complete results of the Census. The results are set out to enable comparison at local, regional and national levels. 'Key Statistics for Local Authorities in Wales' contains statistics for Wales, Unitary Authority and National Park areas within Wales. The report presents statistics for some 375 Census variables for over 20 areas in 32 tables ranging from such topics as economic activity to socio-economic classification. These regular censuses underpin and make an essential contribution to public policy and to service provision, in both the public and private sector. The results from this latest Census will form the basis for key decisions over the next ten years. The Census, conducted every ten years, is a vital source of information about the population of England and Wales. The first results from the 2001 Census have been published in the following report, 'First Results on Population for England and Wales'. This report provides resident populations at Census Day (29 April 2001) by sex and age for UK, England and Wales, regions of England, Wales and for each local authority in England and Wales.