Census 2021

Census day was on 21 March 2021. This was the deadline for everyone in the UK and Wales to complete their census form online or via post.

If you haven’t completed your form yet

There’s still time to avoid receiving a fine of up to £1,000.

  • if you’ve lost your code or need to request a paper form you can visit Census 2021 for help
  • if you need over the phone assistance, call the freephone number on 0800 141 2021, Mon to Fri 8am-8pm or Sat 8am-1pm. Closed Sun
  • in-person census support centres are also available

See our news story making Hackney count, for more information on why this year’s Census matters to everyone in Hackney.

What happens with your information

The information you provide will help decide how your local services are planned and funded. This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, housing, new bus routes and education services so it’s important we all take part for everyone’s benefit.

The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. For the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity.

More information

For more information visit Census 2021, email census.customerservices@ons.gov.uk or call 0800 141 2021.

Commonly asked questions are answered on this leaflet produced by the Office of National Statistics:

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Page updated on: 30 March 2021