Census 2021

If you live in Hackney, you’ll soon be required to take part in Census 2021 – the nationwide survey of housing and the population which occurs every 10 years. The Office of National Statistics has carried out the census every ten years since 1801 (except 1941).

What to do

You’ll receive a letter in the post with a unique access code, allowing you to complete an online questionnaire, or request a paper version. You must return your completed form in time for Census day on Sunday 21 March.

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 01329 444972.

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

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Page updated on: 27 January 2021