17-Feb-2021

Help improve local services by taking part in Census 2021

The Office for National Statistics has run a national census every 10 years since 1801 (except in 1941, due to World War II) and will soon be launching Census 2021.

Census outputs help inform how much public funding is available for services in Huntingdonshire and its towns and villages. National and local organisations take decisions on where to spend money on services such as transport, education and health based on what the results show about the needs of our residents. This helps plan for new facilities from cycle routes to play parks or dental surgeries.

The census sheds light on the needs of different groups and communities and the inequalities people are experiencing. It also ensures that big decisions facing the country following the coronavirus pandemic and EU exit are based on the best information possible.

Households will receive letters with online codes in March explaining how to complete the census online but you can request a paper questionnaire if you would prefer to complete it that way. Plenty of help will be available, with a free phone contact centre open from 1 March offering assistance from trained staff who can help you complete the census over the phone.

For more information and advice on how to answer the questions, visit census.gov.uk.