Census Day

Every 10 years, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) collects information about everyone in England and Wales. They do this by asking some questions about you, where you live and where you work. This is called a census.

The census will tell us how many people live in England and Wales and a little bit about them.

Your answers are really important as they help organisations to decide how best to run services in your community. Services like hospitals, the police, the council and schools.

Everybody needs to fill in the census. 1 person in your house can fill it in for everyone or you can fill it in yourself.

The ONS will keep any personal information you tell us confidential and safe for 100 years. This means they will not share it with anyone else.

If you do not complete the census, you will not be represented in the results and you may be fined £1000.

Census day is Sunday 21st March. Your teacher can help you to complete is if you are not sure how to do it.