The census is happening in England and Wales
on 21 March 2021 


It’s vital that everybody takes part and there is plenty of support available for anyone who needs it. We have designed the census to be quick and easy to complete, and to help others complete. However, we know there are always those who will need some extra help.

This guide will help you in answering questions you may receive from members of the public. It has been designed for use by local authorities, charities, community staff and other individuals who have offered to help or provide reassurance to the public. It contains key information about the census and aims to help you answer queries which members of the public may have. This includes questions on how, when and why people should complete the census.