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. This helps to plan and fund public services in your area. By taking part in the census, you’ll help make sure your community gets the services it needs.
The census is important as it gives essential information that’s used for things that affect us all.
We all use services like transport, education and health, and census data helps the government and local authorities to decide how to plan and fund them.
Census information is also important to charities, as they use it to reach those who need help and as evidence for securing funding. Businesses, academics and genealogists also rely on it to complete their work.
It is a legal requirement for every household in England and Wales to complete the census. The ONS are still recruiting for census
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