The census will be held on 21 March 2021. While results will be available the following year, all personal records will be locked away for 100 years and kept safe for future generations.
For the first time, the census will be run primarily online, making it easy for most people to complete the questionnaire on any device — whether that be a computer, a mobile phone or a tablet. Local census support centres will be offering help, while paper questionnaires will be available for those who need them. All census staff will operate in line with the Government’s latest COVID-19 guidance.