Be Part of Census 2021
The first digital Census takes place on 21st March 2021.
Population statistics are vital to our country: nationally, locally and within communities. Once every 10 years the census provides an opportunity to build a detailed and comprehensive picture of the nation.
The census is for everyone. The whole population has the chance to provide the information that can help to ensure your communities are well served.
Census population estimates underpin both planning and provision of public services. Getting the best possible response rates for the census will make sure that decisions are based on accurate, high-quality data.
Society has changed a lot in the last 10 years, new questions have been added, and this time its a "digital-first" approach. This means people can complete their census where and when they want to online. However paper questionnaires are still available for people who need them.
- underpin policy making and council funding allocation from central government
- provide information to help plan and prioritise service delivery
- give a benchmark for estimates of population between censuses
- provide unique detailed demographic information about local small area populations
Charities and voluntary organisations often use it as evidence to get funding. It helps businesses to understand us as customers and, for example, decide where to open new shops.
Without the census – and without people in our community telling us about their household and home – it would be much more difficult to do this. That's why it's so important everyone takes part.
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Posted: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:35 by Becky Jones