There is still time to complete the census

Community Advice and Support
11:10, Tuesday, 30th March 2021

Census Day 2021 has passed, but there is still time to complete your census and avoid a £1,000 fine.

If you have lost your invitation letter or need help with translations, help is available on Census 2021 or by calling 0800 141 2021.

If you or someone you know needs to speak in another language, call the free language helpline on 0800 587 2021.

Office for National Statistics’ deputy national statistician Iain Bell said: “The information you provide needs to be about who usually lives in your household on Census Day, which was Sunday March 21, however if you’ve haven’t completed it yet, please do so – there’s still time to.

“Every household should have received their letter inviting them to take part and we’ve had a great response so far.

“If you haven’t, or you have misplaced your letter, you can head online to www.census.gov.uk and request a new unique access code.

“There is plenty of help available, including face-to-face assistance at local Census Support Centres.”

Field officers will be calling at households who have not completed the census, and residents are asked to check the following details if they are concerned the person on their doorstep in not a genuine census official.

  • Census officers will carry an ID card with their photograph and name
  • Census officers will work through the day to make contact with residents but will not call before 09:00 or after 20:00
  • Census officers will never ask for money or bank details
  • Census officers will never need to enter someone’s home
  • Census officers will have census leaflets and paper questionnaires with them
  • If you are still concerned, call the contact centre for further advice on 0800 141 2021