The Census is a survey about all the households in England and Wales. The next Census takes place on Sunday 21 March 2021. Residents are encouraged to take part in the census to help ensure that national and local decisions are based on the most accurate information possible. Funding for public services is often linked to population size so by completing the census can show the need for facilities such as GP surgeries or cycle lanes.
A guide has been prepared to help assist the public in completing the census: