The next census in England and Wales will be in 2021. The Census Transformation Programme (CTP) will ensure its success by making the best use of all available data to enhance the provision of population statistics.

The next census and beyond

Census 2021 outputs consultation

We carried out a three-month long consultation on our proposed design of 2021 Census outputs.

Integrated Data for Population Statistics Conference 2018

We held a research conference on 9 and 10 July 2018 at the University of Surrey. The theme was “Integrated data – combining data to answer society’s biggest questions”.

23 July 2018: Administrative Data Census - Annual Assessment

This report is the third assessment, using a set of evaluation criteria, of how we’ve progressed on our Administrative Data Census project.

Administrative Data Census Project

We are investigating the feasibility of moving to a census based on administrative data after 2021. Learn about our progress and research outputs here.

Census Transformation Programme

Designing the 2021 Census and beyond, including the use of administrative data.

Census data and background

All census data

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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