The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. It is run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Census 2021 takes place on Sunday 21 March.

You can complete your form from March 1 over a 9-week period.

Census 2021 will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity.

Your answers to the census questions will help organisations and local authorities make decisions on planning and funding public services in your area, including transport, education and healthcare. Results will be available in 12 months.

Advisors from the Census Support Centre, located in Blackburn Library, can help you to complete your census form over the phone during lockdown.

You can also book one of their PCs, or use the library WiFi, if you are able to complete the form independently.

Appointments are available from Monday 1 March until 4 May 2021, and will need to be booked in advance by calling 01254 661 221 between the following times:

  • Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am – 2pm

Face-to-face appointments will also become available once covid restrictions allow.

Visit www.census.gov.uk for more information.