2011 CENSUS: 27TH MARCH
The next census will take place on 27 March 2011. ONS will be sending out
questionnaires for around 25 million households to complete, asking about work,
health, national identity, citizenship, ethnic background, education, second
homes, language, marital status and so on. The answers will be turned into
statistics used to build a picture of todayís society.
Why is this important?
Census population statistics are really important in understanding peopleís
needs and making sure all communities get the services they need where they
Itís simple. If the census
canít see you, the organisations responsible for delivering the services you
need wonít be able to see you either. The census needs to include everyone,
everywhere Ė and thatís why everyone has to take part.
What will I need to do?
Just answer a few questions about yourself and the people who share your
household with you on Census Day, 27 March 2011.
Whatever you tell the
census will be in strictest confidence and will only be used to produce
statistics. ONS will not share your personal information with any other
government department or local council.
Youíll be able to do it
online or send it in by post. If you need help and advice, you will be able to
find everything you need online now and on the census helpline from 4 March
2011. The forms are being sent out on March 3rd by post.