Census 2021

Census 2021

Census day is 21 March 2021 in England and Wales. 

This is when households across Bristol will be asked to take part in Census 2021. 

Census 2021 will be run mostly online, and households will soon receive letters with online codes explaining how they can take part. You will be able to request a paper questionnaire if needed. 

It should take about 10 minutes per person to complete. 

The latest information on the 2021 Census can be found on the Office for National Statistics website.

About the census

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.

Keeping your data safe

No one can identify you in the published census statistics. Your census record is kept confidential for 100 years and only then can future generations see it. Find more information about how your data is kept safe on the census website.