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Census 2021

Businesses encouraged to let employees complete their form at work

The census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years. The Census Day in 2021 was Sunday 21 March 2021.

Online completion of the Census questionnaire was possible until 17 May 2021 and paper forms could be completed beyond that date. Further details are available on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) website.

The first release of data is expected in spring 2022.

Protect Yourself From Census Scams

Currently some scammers are claiming to be from ONS Census and demanding up to £1,000 in fake fines for not completing the Census or for filling it in incorrectly.

Please note that ONS will never contact somone by text in relation to the Census. They will never issue a fine by text, phone call, email or social media. For further information visit

If you receive a scam text message, please forward it to 7726. If you receive a scam email, please forward it to

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