The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that provides the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales.
The information you give helps decide how services are planned and funded in your local area. It asks questions about you and your household to build a picture of all of us. It looks at who we are and how we live. There’s no other survey that gives as much information about our society and future needs.
Census day was March 21 2021. If you haven't completed yours, then visit: census.gov.uk
The census helps us understand what our society needs now and what it will likely need in the future. The information it collects helps with decisions on the planning and funding of services in your area. This could include schools, doctors’ surgeries, emergency services or even local support groups. Charities also use census information to help get the funding they need. Businesses use it to decide where to set up, which creates job opportunities.
For help and support, visit census.gov.uk.
If you don't complete the questionnaire, you could face prosecution, a hefty fine (up to £1000) and a criminal record.
Please visit census.gov.uk for more information, and any questions you have, about the census.