The census is here

It informs decisions about the things that matter to your community.

In this leaflet, you will find the answers to commonly asked questions about Census 2021.

It’s important to fill in your census questionnaire because it gives us the most detailed information we have about our society. You must complete the census by law.

Census data helps inform funding decisions on public services in your area. Whether it’s planning new schools, doctors’ surgeries or bike lanes, the information you share has an impact on the lives of everyone living in England and Wales.

When should I fill in my census questionnaire?

Census Day is Sunday 21 March – but you can fill yours in as soon as you get your access code in the post.

Your answers should be about the people who usually live in your household on this date – even if you’re filling it in before then.

If your household circumstances change on Census Day, you can let us know.

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