On Sunday 27th March 2011, the Census will take place to capture a snapshot of society in England and Wales. It asks a variety of questions in relation to work, health, national identity, citizenship, ethnic background, education, language, religion and so on.
This information enables the Office for National Statistics to produce population estimates which your Local Authority relies on to receive government funding.
The amount of funding they receive is directly linked to the amount of people living in the area and therefore by completing the Census you can make a big difference to the services your local authority provides. The information you provide enables your local authority to make decisions on housing, education, transport & health and those decisions will benefit you and your own local community.
Everything you tell us is strictly confidential and the information you provide is not shared or seen by any other local or national government body.
Available to Everyone –
The Census has to be completed by everyone and we don’t want anyone to miss out so there is a wide range of help options including;
Translation Leaflets in 58 different languages
Braille Guidance Booklets and Audio CD
Large Print Questionnaire
Census Field Staff
The Census can be completed by hand or online.
Support is available via a telephone helpline: 0300 0201 101 or online help at www.census.gov.uk
We want to make sure that the 2011 Census reflects the needs of all the people who live in the area and we need your help to do that.
This is your chance to make a difference and ‘Help Tomorrow Take Shape’.
You can do it online, You can do it by post, But you must do it.
For more information about the 2011 Census visit: www.census.gov.uk