Skip to main content

Census 2021

What is the census?

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. The information you give helps decide how services are planned and funded in your local area. This could mean things like doctors' surgeries, housing or new bus routes.

It asks questions about you and your household to build a picture of all of us. It looks at who we are and how we live. There's no other survey that gives as much information about our society and future needs.

The census is run by the Office for National Statistics.

When was the 2021 Census?

Census day was Sunday 21 March 2021. Thank you to everyone who completed the census or helped someone fill in their census.

When will the results of the 2021 Census be available?

The Office for National Statistics is planning on publishing the initial findings from the Census in March 2022. The full results are expected by March 2023.

More information about the census is available on the Census 2021 website:

Census 2021

Terms and conditions Privacy policy Cookies Contact