Every household is required by law to complete the Census, and it’s not too late yet.

Every household is required by law to complete the Census, and it’s not too late yet.

Census Day was on 21 March 2021, but there’s still time to complete the Census to avoid a fine of up to £1,000.

Census Field Officers have now begun to visit household that have not completed their survey. They will carry an identification badge, wear full PPE and follow all rules associated with the coronavirus. These officers will help and encourage people who haven’t completed their questionnaire on paper or online, as well as signposting them to the services available.

You can complete the Census form online by using the unique access code in your Census Pack which was sent by post.

If you need any support, you can contact the General Census Contact Centre on 0800 169 2021. You can also contact the Local Census Support Centre at Aberystwyth Town Library by phone 01545 572377 or e-mail: library@ceredigion.gov.uk. These officers will help you to fill it in by paper or online and answer any questions you may have.

The Census is a once in a decade survey which gives the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in Wales and England. It provides a picture of the population and the needs of people in the county, and affects the funding that is allocated to Ceredigion from Welsh Government annually and therefore the funding that’s available to provide critical services in the county. As a result, it is vitally important for everyone to take part in this year’s survey.

ONS are planning on publishing initial findings from the Census in March 2022. The full findings covering all Census data will be revealed a year later (March 2023).

You cannot be identified from the statistics published. The personal information you provide is protected by law.  

All the latest information about the Census is available on their website, and on Ceredigion County Council’s web pages: Ceredigion and the Census.