Census 2021 will be the first digital-first survey.
The census asks questions about individuals, their household, homes, employment, and religious beliefs. This year how homes are heated and sexuality will be new questions asked. All information is anonymised and the actual census records are kept secure for 100 years. The information will be statistically analysed and the results published two years later.
How to fill in the Census
Every household will be sent a letter with a unique code to be inputted into the census 2021 website on Sunday 21 March. This is a compulsory survey to be completed by people living in the country on that day. If a printed version is required, it can be requested. Residents who do not fill in the questionnaire, will be followed up by the ONS reminding them of their responsibility and they could be prosecuted for not taking part.
For those who need extra support to complete the census online, the Census support centre is based at:
- Pakistani Welfare Association, 50 Darvills Lane, Chalvey, Slough SL1 2PH.
- The office open hours will be 10:30am to 2:30pm Monday to Friday.
- Landline: 01753 821003 Mobile: 07956 349168 (Only the mobile has a voicemail facility).