Census 2021

Households across Lambeth will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

It will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets.

Paper questionnaires are still available for those who wish to use them.

A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put services and funding in the places where they are most needed.

This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, schools and new transport routes. That’s why it is so important everyone takes part.

The information you record on the census is confidential and is not shared with any other organisation or government department. It will not be seen by your landlord, the local council, the Department for Work and Pensions or the Home Office.

Census day will be on March 21, but households across the country will receive letters with online codes allowing them to take part from early March.

Find more information on the census here or visit the Census 2021 website.

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