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The Census is Coming

Posted on January 18, 2021 - 3:33pm

The Census is Coming

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The census is coming. By taking part, you can help inform decisions about services that shape your community, such as healthcare, education and transport.

It’s important that you fill in your census questionnaire because it gives us the most detailed information we have about our society.

Without the information you share, it’d be more difficult to understand our community’s needs and plan and fund public services.

Census Day is officially on Sunday 21 March, but there will be an extensive window in which to complete it, from early March, when households will be receiving the Census packs, up to the beginning of May.

The ONS aim to make things as easy as possible for everyone, but if you need help taking part in the census, there’s a wide range of support services available.

You can request support for yourself, or someone else, including:

guidance and help in many languages and formats

a paper version of the questionnaire, if you prefer

accessible census guidance, for example, in braille

There is a help area on the census website. It covers everything from who to include on the questionnaire to how to answer each question.

If you cannot find what you need there, there’s a dedicated contact centre where census staff will be on hand to give help over the phone, in a web chat or on social media.

If you need help, visit www.census.gov.uk