1. MaryHELP Member

    Hello everyone,

    I do not understant the meaning of "census ward" in the sentence below:
    Incidence of chilhood illness in England: analysis by census ward.

    My attempt is:
    Incidence des maladies infantiles en Angleterre: analyse par section/circonscription/portion de recensement.

    Many thanks in advance.
  2. SteveD

    SteveD Senior Member

    Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
    British English
  3. MaryHELP Member

    YES! Lots of thanks, SteveD
  4. echhho Senior Member


    Do you think I can consider the ward in the following sentence refer to the census ward, or is it the electoral ward?
    Twenty per cent of
    "London’s wards are among the 10% most deprived in England".
    It is an extract of an official planning strategy : http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/communities/pdf/143939.pdf.

    Thanks for your help!
  5. SteveD

    SteveD Senior Member

    Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
    British English
  6. Keith Bradford

    Keith Bradford Senior Member

    Brittany, NW France
    English (Midlands UK)
    In Britain, censuses are carried out according to local government boundaries, so a census ward is identical to an electoral ward - the boundaries coincide.

    A ward is not the same as a constituency - wards are smaller and used for the election of local councillors. A parliamentary constituency will consist of a number of wards grouped together (compare commune and canton in France).
  7. echhho Senior Member

    Thanks a lot... This is really helpful!!

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