The census is happening in March 2021. By taking part and encouraging others to do the same, you’ll help make sure you and your community get the services you need.
What is the census?
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.
Local councils, charities and many other organisations use census information to decide how to spend billions of pounds on services every year.
This includes spending on transport, education and healthcare. To make sure this money is spent where it’s most needed, it’s important that the census counts everyone.
The Office For National Statistics (ONS) understand that building good relationships with communities means more people will want to take part in the census.
They also understand that no one knows your community better than you. Support from trusted local leaders and community representatives will be vital in helping people take part.
Building community links
Help is needed to reach the widest possible audience for Census 2021.
Local community engagement staff will be on hand throughout the census with resources, advice and practical support that helps everyone to take part.
Organisations have a unique understanding of the community’s interests and the challenges it faces. This knowledge allows ONS to plan support that helps everyone take part. Community links can help ONS spread the word about what the census is and why it matters to everyone. This will build trust in the census and increase support.
Networks can help to reach people in their community who need support to take part. This will make sure they’re included.
For further information, contact your Local Census Representative:
Census Engagement Manager for North Kensington and Chelsea
Office for National Statistics
Telephone: +44 (0) 7452 940534