Census 2021

Census 2021

The census is a survey that takes place every 10 years.

The survey gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales.

The information you give helps decide how services are planned and funded in your local area. This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, housing, or cycle routes.

The first results of the Census 2021 will be published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) from Spring 2022.

The following is the order in which the initial data will be released.

First results (Spring 2022)

Unrounded population and household estimates for England and Wales, at local authority level and by sex and age. 

Topic summaries (Summer to Autumn 2022)

ONS will publish a series of staggered topic summary releases in the following order:

1.    Demography and migration
2.    Ethnic group, national identity, language and religion 
3.    Health, disability and unpaid care
4.    Housing
5.    Labour market and travel to work
6.    Sexual orientation and gender identity
7.    Education
8.    Armed forces veterans

For the latest information on publication plans go to the ONS Census 2021 website.