Census 2021 - why it is important

Census 2021 is important to us all

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The Census is coming but without the information you share, it would be more difficult to understand your community’s needs - and to plan and fund public services like library services, schools and healthcare across the city.

The Census gives us the most detailed information we have about our society, so in one way or another, your information touches the lives of every single person living in Birmingham.

Ahead of Census Day on Sunday 21 March, the Office for National Statistics will send you a letter in the post with an access code and instructions. You can do your census online as soon as you get yours.

If you need help taking part in the census, there’s a wide range of support services available. You can request support for yourself, or someone else, including:

  • guidance and help in many languages and formats
  • a paper version of the questionnaire, if you prefer
  • accessible census guidance, for example, in braille

There is a help area on the census website. It covers everything from who to include on the questionnaire to how to answer each question. If you cannot find what you need there, there’s a dedicated contact centre where census staff will be on hand to give help over the phone, in a web chat or on social media.

Keep up to date with Birmingham Census updates on Twitter at the accounts @CensusBrumSouth @CensusBrumNorth and @CensusBrumCntrl

For help please visit the Census website.

Article posted 18 February 2021

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