“Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society”
Households across Westerleigh Parish and across the country will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.
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. It has been carried out every decade since
1801, with the exception of 1941.
It will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique
access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or
“A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put
services and funding in the places where they are most needed,” Iain Bell, deputy national
statistician at the Office for National Statistics, said.
“This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, schools and new transport routes. That’s
why it is so important everyone takes part and we have made it easier for people to do so
online on any device, with help and paper questionnaires for those that need them.”
Census day will be on March 21 2021, but households across the country will receive letters
With online codes allowing them to take part from early March.
The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household
size and ethnicity. And, 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.
Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for
100 years, kept safe for future generations.
For more information, visit: www.census.gov.uk or contact this Parish Council