The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The next census takes place on Sunday 21 March 2021.
Your answers to the census questions will help organisations make decisions on planning and funding public services in your area, including transport, education and healthcare.
The last census took place in 2011. Many people and organisations used information from the 2011 Census in a variety of ways. Ashurst Wood Village Council used information from the census when preparing the Neighbourhood Plan.
Census 2021 is a digital-first census, which means that people are encouraged to respond online if they can. Your household will receive a letter with a unique access code, and you will be able to complete the census using any device, including your computer, mobile phone or tablet.
You can phone the number below to request a paper form if you prefer.
Free help is available online, or you can phone 0800 141 2021.
See the website at https://census.gov.uk/
Initial findings from the census will be released in April 2022, with the full results being available on 2023.