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2021 Census

What is the census?

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.

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.

When to complete your census

Every household should complete the census on Sunday 21 March 2021 or as soon as possible after. If you’ve responded before 21 March and things have changed, you can let us know by calling us free. You can find the numbers on our contact us page after 1 March.

The census should take about 10 minutes for the household questions and 10 minutes per person.

You can find out more about about the census by clicking here:https://census.gov.uk/

You can find out more about accessibility support for the census by clicking here: https://census.gov.uk/help/languages-and-accessibility/accessibility

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