The 2021 Census will take place on Sunday 21st March 2021.
Every 10 years the census gives us a complete picture of the nation. It allows us to compare different groups of people across the United Kingdom because questions are asked in a consistent manner throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The Office of National Statistics, and the statistics we generate, are independent from government. Although we report to the UK Parliament, our work is protected from political interference.
You can read more about the ONS at www.ons.gov.uk