Census

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is responsible for planning and carrying out the census for England and Wales. The next census will take place on 21 March 2021.

The next census and beyond

Transforming and planning the census

Read about our research and planning for Census 2021 and beyond.

Census 2021 news

Find out the latest news on our progress as we move closer to Census 2021.

Taking part in and supporting the census

Where to find information on taking part in the census and how local authorities and community groups can provide support.

Censuses in Northern Ireland and Scotland

See where to find information on the censuses in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

National Statistics accreditation

Find out what we are doing to ensure the Census 2021 outputs retain the National Statistics accreditation.

Census data and background

All census data

Start exploring census data on Nomis

2011 Census

Data, release information, analysis, background and history of the 2011 Census for England and Wales

2011 UK censuses

Statistics from the UK censuses of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland paint a picture of the nation and how we live

2001 and earlier censuses

Data, design and background information for earlier censuses

Census Customer Services

Our customer service team provide expert advice and guidance on every census