Learn about the 2021 Census

The Census is a once a decade survey of the UK population. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is responsible for the census in England and Wales, Alongside ONS’s other statistics, it provides detailed information and statistics that drive future decisions and the direction of the country! Their challenge is to get it right! The right questions, the right technology, the right numbers at the end.

Our sessions will provide an early opportunity for you to hear from colleagues from ONS about their plans for the 2021 Census – how it is evolving to reflect changes in society, using new technology (the Census is moving online). They will also outline how the Census fits into ONS’s wider transformation – how it will be integrated to ONS’s other surveys and administrative data work. They will also explain how they need to work with partners – government, community groups and the public - to make the 2021 Census a success.

We plan to run sessions in each region. Here are the first three dates.

Please use the relevant link to book your place.

  • 16 November at 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ

10:30 to 12:30

13:30 to 15:30

  • 21 November at 2 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol,BS1 6EG

10:30 to 12:30

13:00 to 15:00

  • 3 December at Benton Park Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7NE

10:30 to 12:30

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  1. Comment by Elspeth Dornan posted on

    Wish this was in Scotland - I do Family Trees in my spare time and make lots of use of the Census and this would have been very interesting

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      Comment by Susan Coles posted on

      Hi Elspeth, we are planning to run these in other parts of the country so look out for details

  2. Comment by Elspeth Dornan posted on

    Brilliant , Susan - I've more than a passing interest so it would be great to know more - thanks

  3. Comment by June Shearing posted on

    Hopefully you will be running one at the ONS in Fareham? I have applied for several jobs there so far with no success and have, in the past done the door to door canvas getting forms back. Like Elspeth I spend much of my spare time looking at old Census returns an would love to know more. I spend too many midnight hours looking at census returns.