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Census 2021

Find more information about completing the Census by clicking the link below.

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. The next census takes place on Sunday 21 March 2021.

More information can be found in the booklets at the bottom of this page or by visiting

Census support centres are available in most areas across England and Wales.  In England most centres are open to provide phone support and face-to-face appointments. They can help with general census queries, and help you to fill in your online census or paper form.

The closest support centres to school are:

Autism Plus
The Exchange Brewery
Bridge Street
S3 8NS

Telephone: 0114 384 0284

Firvale Community Hub
127 Page Hall Road
S4 8GU

Telephone: 0114 261 9130

Learn for Life Enterprise
241-243 London Road
S2 4NF

Telephone: 0114 255 9080

Translation support is available for a range of languages.  If you can’t find your language, or need more help, please call the free language helpline on 0800 587 2021.

Who should complete the census?

Your answers to the census questions will help organisations make decisions on planning and funding public services in your area, including transport, education and healthcare.

Taking part in the census is your chance to help make sure you and your community get the services you need for the next 10 years and beyond.

Who should complete the census?

Everyone in England and Wales must complete a census or be included on a census for the place where they’re living or staying.  The census should take about 10 minutes for the household questions and 10 minutes per person.

When should I complete the census?

Every household should complete the census on Sunday 21 March 2021 or as soon as possible after. If you’ve responded before 21 March and things have changed, you can call to inform for free. You can find the numbers by clicking the link below:

What if I don't complete the census?

It is an offence to supply false information or to not complete the census, and you could be fined up to £1,000. Some questions are clearly labelled as voluntary. It is not an offence if you do not answer these.

Article Published : 17/3/2021