Households across Cannock Chase are being asked to take part in Census 2021 this Spring.
The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.
Census 2021 will be the first run predominantly online. The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity.
Households will receive an information pack with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets. Census Day is Sunday 21 March, but you can complete your survey once you have your online access code. There is no need to wait until Census Day.
Census Engagement Manager, Kirat Raj Singh said: "With less than a month away from Census Day, households across Cannock Chase will have received advance postcards through their letterboxes reminding them of the forthcoming Census. From next week onwards, households will receive an information pack. Remember, census information leaflets and translation booklets are available in 17 languages and paper census forms can be requested for those that need one. To order a paper copy or information in other formats, please call 0800 141 2021."
If you don’t receive an information pack with your individual access code by Sunday 14 March, please get in touch with the census contact centre.
Field officers employed by the Census will give help and encouragement to those who have not filled in their census questionnaire by 21 March and direct them to the support services they need. Doorstep interactions will be very brief. Field staff will never enter people’s homes; they will be supplied with PPE, will be socially distanced and will work in line with all Government guidance.
For more information and advice on how to answer the questions, visit www.census.gov.uk
Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations.