Census Day 2021 was Sunday 21st March.  Every household should have completed their census form either online or by filling in and posting a paper version. It is a legal requirement for each household to complete the Census form.


Census Field Officer Visits

Field officers will commence house calls from 23rd March 2021.  They will be calling at houses from whom a completed census has not been received.    They will not be completing forms there and then with householders but will offer a wide range of support and advice. 

They will carry identification, observe social distancing and will never enter your home


Why is the Census important?

Taking part in the census is your chance to help make sure you and your community get the services you need for the next 10 years and beyond.

The information you give in the census helps provide the best picture of the needs of everyone in England and Wales.

Organisations such as local authorities and charities use this picture to plan and fund the services we all need, including transport, education and healthcare. Without the census, it’d be much more difficult to do this.


Need help completing the census form?

West Sussex Libraries are currently offering a telephone completion service.  Telephone 03302 223455 to book an appointment. They hope to offer an in person service at 15 libraries from 12 April, is Covid-19 restrictions allow.    Get help to complete the census

Telephone the national Census contact centre on 0800 141 2021.

Find out more about the census.