The census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years. It gives us a snapshot of all the people and households in England and Wales – the most detailed information we have about our society.  The census helps inform decisions on the services that shape our local community, such as healthcare, education and transport.

Census Day is Sunday, 21st March. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) runs the census in England and Wales and is independent from government. Any details are protected by law and information published is always anonymous.  Everyone needs to complete the census and therefore having your support to share information within your group and local community is very much valued.

This year we will be asking most people to fill the census in online but everyone will have the support they need to fill in the census, including a paper copy if required.  These include a contact centre which opens on 1st March which will give help over the phone and guidance in a range of languages and accessible formats, including paper questionnaires and large print.

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