21st March 2021 is Census Day!
Did you know, the first UK Census took place in 1801 when the England & Wales population was estimated to be 8.9 million. By 2011 it had grown to be 56,075,912!
Statistics from the National Census will be used for the next 10 years to help create policy, plan and allocate funding throughout our area and beyond. The Census gives us a picture of all the people and households in England & Wales. The Census is unique - there is simply nothing else that gives so much detail about us and the society we live in. All kinds of organisations, from Local Authorities to charities, use the information to help provide the services we all need, including transport, education and healthcare. Without the Census it would be much more difficult to do this.
By taking part you'll be helping make sure you and your community get the services needed now and in the future. So this year we are asking you to complete the Census and, if you can, offer to help friends and family so we can collect the best data possible.