Census 2021 is coming soon

Households in Uckfield will soon receive an invitation to take part in Census 2021.

The survey will predominantly be online based, with households due to receive a letter with access details early in March, with Census day being 21 March.

Questions ask for details in various categories including age, health and work. For the first time, the 2021 Census will ask whether or not you have served in the armed forces. There will also be voluntary questions for participants over 16 about sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Census takes places once each decade to give an accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales.

It’s been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of the 1940s.

Iain Bell from the Office for National Statistics said: “A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put services and funding in the places where they are most needed.

This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, schools and new transport routes. That’s why it is so important everyone takes part and we have made it easier for people to do so online on any device, with help and paper questionnaires for those that need them.”