Census

Could you be a Census Community Adviser?

The census is a once-a-decade compulsory survey of the entire population of England and Wales. It provides detailed information and statistics that drive future decisions and the direction of the country. As a community adviser, you will engage with specific communities that have been identified as needing extra support and encouragement to understand the benefit of the census. Find out more and how to apply.


Every ten years the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is responsible for undertaking a census or population count. A census took place on Sunday, 27 March 2011, when each household was asked to complete a form (online or on paper) listing all people present at the time. 

The statistical information collected determines what government funding the borough receives in the following years to deliver key public services like education, healthcare, housing, social services and transport. Personal information collected is protected by law and kept strictly confidential.

You can find out more on the census 2011 website.