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Tuesday March 9th 2021

Census Day is Sunday 21 March

The census is coming. By taking part, you can help to inform decisions on services that shape your community, such as schools, doctors’ surgeries and bike lanes.

It’s important you fill in your census questionnaire because the information you share affects the life of every single person living in England and Wales. Because these things matter to us all, everyone needs to complete the census. Do not worry, your information is protected by law. That means government officials dealing with payments or services you receive cannot see it.

You can fill yours in online as soon as you get your access code in the post. If your household circumstances change on Census Day, you can let The Office for National Statistics (ONS) know. If you need help, you can visit www.census.gov.uk where there’s a wide range of support services available.

A History of the Census:- 

The first modern UK census was in 1801. It collected everyone’s name and address, and some age data. but the first thorough survey of England was in 1086 when William the Conqueror ordered the production of the Domesday Book. This detailed inventory of land and property was a massive undertaking at the time, taking many years to complete.

In 2011, the census captured more than 94% of people in England and Wales. The population on Census Day was 56,075,912