Census 2011

 2011 Census: 27 March 2011

Help tomorrow take shape

The next census will take place on 27 March 2011. ONS will be sending out questionnaires for around 25 million households to complete, asking about work, health, national identity, citizenship, ethnic background, education, second homes, language, marital status and so on. The answers will be turned into statistics used to build a picture of today’s society.

Why is this important?

Census population statistics are really important in understanding people’s needs and making sure all communities get the services they need where they live.

It’s simple. If the census can’t see you, the organisations responsible for delivering the services you need won’t be able to see you either. The census needs to include everyone, everywhere – and that’s why everyone has to take part.

What will I need to do?

Just answer a few questions about yourself and the people who share your household with you on Census Day, 27 March 2011.

Whatever you tell the census will be in strictest confidence and will only be used to produce statistics. ONS will not share your personal information with any other government department or local council.

You’ll be able to do it online or send it in by post. If you need help and advice, you will be able to find everything you need online now and on the census helpline from 4 March 2011. The forms are being sent out on March 3rd by post.

What can we as a Council do?

You can help to publicise the Census in newsletters, on websites and notice boards.

Offer help to people who may have difficulty completing the form through your local organisations or by organising drop-in Census completion events.

Your local Census staff will be available to support the events. Contact the Area Manager (below) for help and information.

Go to the website         http://www.census.gov.uk

and for census jobs     http://www.censusjobs.co.uk

Colin Davison
Census Area Manager E105
for Boston, North Kesteven,
South Holland & South Kesteven

Mobile:  0780 133 1342
Email: E105@census.gov.uk