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Census 2021 is taking place soon

Census Day will be taking place on Sunday 21st March 2021 in England and Wales.

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 census is unique. There’s simply nothing else that gives so much detail about us and the society we live in.

All kinds of organisations, from local authorities to charities, use the information to help provide the services we all need, including transport, education and healthcare. Without the census, it would be much more difficult to do this.

By taking part, you’ll be helping make sure you and your community get the services needed now and in the future.

Census 2021 is a digital-first census, which means that ONS 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, ONS 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, ONS will also be opening Census Support Centres to help people fill in their online questionnaire.

For more information, please visit The Census 2021 Website