For local authorities, census population estimates underpin both planning and provision of public services. Getting the best possible response rates for the census will make sure that decisions are based on accurate, high-quality data.
For the first time this will be a digital-first census, but paper versions will be available for those who need it.
All households will receive an invitation to fill out the census questionnaire with a household access code and information to help them to take part online.
For those people who’ll find accessing the census online challenging, there will be a full range of support services.
Please note that no one from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) or working for the Census will ever ask for payment to help anyone fill in their questionnaire.
For further information, please visit the ONS website.