The census is coming. By taking part, you can help to inform decisions on services that shape our communities.
The census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years. It’s important that you fill in your census questionnaire because the information you share affects the life of everyone living in England and Wales.
Because these things matter to us all, everyone needs to complete the census. Don't worry, government officials dealing with applications you’ve made, or payments or services you receive cannot see it.
Census Day is Sunday 21 March 2021. You can fill yours in online as soon as you get your letter with your unique access code in the post. If your household circumstances change on Census Day, you can let the ONS know.
If you, or anyone you know, needs help, there’s a wide range of support services available. These include a contact centre that can give you help over the phone and guidance in a range of languages and accessible formats, including paper questionnaires and large print. If you need help or have any questions, visit census.gov.uk.