As you may or may not be aware, 2021 will see a Census conducted throughout the UK. Taking place every 10 years, the Census gives us a complete picture of the nation. It allows the Government to compare different groups of people across the United Kingdom because the same questions are asked, and the information subsequently recorded, in the same way throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Every Census provides information that the UK government needs to develop policies, plan and run public services, and allocate funding.
Furthermore, 2021 will see the first digital Census where the majority of the responses will be gathered online. There will be however extensive provisions for those that will not be able to complete the Census digitally.
The social structure of the UK has become more diverse over the years, and is now considered to be a truly international country with many people from all around the world living and working throughout the UK, and the purpose of any Census is to ensure that data is gathered from diverse nationalities living here, and ensure their representation through the data gathered.
The Census will be vital to the country: its information is used when it comes to projects such as healthcare, schools, roads, and much more: the data also contributes to long-term investment planning for the whole of our society, enabling decisions to be made that will benefit the nation in the long term.
Visitors to our website who may be interested to learn more about the background and intentions of the 2021 Census are welcome to read or download the document within this link.
Details of the 2021 Census are also available in multiple languages e.g. Polish, Chinese, Nepalese, Urdu, French, Italian, Farsi, Romanian, Portuguese, Bangladeshi – for more information, please click this link.
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