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The Census is the largest single survey of the UK population.

The Census aims to count all people and households at the same time. By asking a core set of questions it allows comparison between different areas and different groups of people.

The information from the Census enables central and local government to target resources and plan service provision more effectively.  It also provides a broad range of demographic, social and economic statistics for use by other public services, the business and academic sectors, and the community.

The Census has been carried out on a single nominated day every 10 years since 1801, with just one interruption (during the Second World War) in 1941.  In England and Wales, the Census is currently undertaken by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).  Elsewhere in the UK, responsibility lies with National Records of Scotland and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.

2021 Census.  

Thank you for taking part in Census 2021.  

You can still post paper census questionnaires to FREEPOST Census 2021 - visit


2011 Census:

Local statistics and information from earlier Censuses: 2001 and 1991.

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