About the Census
The census is a national survey that takes place every 10 years to count households and population in England and Wales.
Census Day is 21 March 2021.
How to take part
You’ll receive a letter from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) with an access code and instructions. You can complete your census questionnaire online as soon as you get yours, you don’t have to wait until 21 March.
Why Census data is collected
Information from the census will help decide how services are planned and funded in your local area. This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, housing, and new bus routes.
By taking part, you’ll be helping make sure you and your community get the services you need, now and in the future.
This year’s census will be the first one to be mainly online (with paper copies available on request). It’s easy to complete online, using your computer, phone, or tablet.
More information on the 2021 Census can be found on the Office for National Statistics website, including guidance in a range of languages and accessible formats.