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CENSUS 2021

Submitted on 19 March 2021 by Helen Crossland

Households across the UK, including Newark and Sherwood are being asked to take part in Census 2021.

Census day is on 21 March, but households will now be receiving letters with online codes explaining how they can complete their forms.

You don't have to wait until Census day to fill out your form, when you get your code you can complete it before then if you are confident of your situation on 21 March.

If you require assistance to complete your census questionnaire, you can call your local Census Support Centre (CSC's) to book an appointment with an advisor.  The CSC's are available throughout March,  Covid compliant, and a list of local CSC's is available at census.gov.uk.  Your nearest CSC can be contacted as follows:

ORGANISATION - Mansfield Community Voluntary Service

ADDRESS - Community House, 36 Wood Street, Mansfield NG18 1QA

TELEPHONE - 01623 392 444

EMAIL - info@mansfieldcvs.org 

If you require access to a computer to complete your census questionnaire, you can call to book the use of a computer at Newark Library on 01623 677 200.

To have all your census questions aswered please go to census.gov.uk.

To speak with a census advisor, call 0800 141 2021 - please note that this number is for general enquiries and you cannot complete your questionnaire on this number.

To order a paper questionnaire only, call 0800 876 6276.

The Census is a once-in-a-decade survery that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales.  It has been carried out in every decade since 1901, with the exception of 1941.

Census 2021 will be the most inclusive census ever.  Many of the questions allow people to self-define themselves by writing in their own response if they'd want to.

Councillor David Lloyd, Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council said:  "It's really important we all take time to update our data for Census 2021.  Collected together, our data produce statistics that will help organisations decide how we share the future of our district as well as driving investment in services such as transport, housing, education and health.

It also means local groups and charities have up-to-date data which will help them in securing funding for projects and identifying those areas which need support.

The Census has been in place for over 200 years and whilst personal data is recorded, personal information is kept safe and confidential by law."

Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at Office for National Statistics, said: "A successful census will help give the best picture of the needs of everyone living in England and Wales.

It hels us understand what our society needs now and what it will likely need in the future.  We've had a fantastic response so far, with so many of you completing the questionnaire on your laptops, phones and computers.

It takes just 10 minutes per person to take part and if you can't get online, there are paper forms available for those who need them.  Now is the time to make your mark on history."

Operating in line with the Government's latest Covid-19 guidance, field officers will be deployed across the country to contact those who have not responded.  They will offer help and advice to those who need it.  Taking part in the census is a legal requirement, and therefore, non-return of the questionnaire will result in contact from the census team, and is fineable by law.

Results and statistics will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations.

For more information, and to find out how to get help, visit census.gov.uk or call the contact centre on 0800 141 2021.

Please see the attached leaflet also by clicking here:   Census 2021