The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The next census takes place on Sunday 21 March 2021. Everyone must complete the census and provide accurate information. It helps decide how services are funded in your area. Your answers to the census questions will help organisations make decisions on planning and funding public services in your area, including transport, education and healthcare.
The census should take about 10 minutes for the household questions and 10 minutes per person.
Census 2021 is a digital-first census, which means that we will be encouraging people to respond online if they can. You will be able to complete the census using any device, including your mobile phone or tablet.
If you need help, we’ve got it covered. We will have an online help area on our website and offer help by phone, webchat, email, social media or text message.
We’re also encouraging people to get help from friends and family to complete their census.
If it’s safe and within government guidelines, we will also be opening Census Support Centres to help people fill in their online questionnaire.
To find out more and fill in the census online click here