THE census is a UK-wide survey that takes place every ten years - and the next one has to be completed on SUNDAY (March 21, 2021)
The census is a questionnaire about your household, property and employment - but with the deadline fast approaching, what can you do if you have lost your form?
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What can I do if I haven't received my census?
The 2021 census is the first to be carried out primarily online.
By now you should have your 16‑character digital access code - which should have been delivered in the post.
But if you haven’t received your letter with the code, don’t panic.
You can request an online access code via the census.gov.uk website.
Request a new code, which can be sent to you by text from Census2021, and then you can complete the online census.See HERE for more details on how to fill in your online census
What to do if I've lost my census?
If you have lost your census form, the best thing to do is obtain a unique access code in order to login to your census account online.
As in the section above, you can request an online access code via the census.gov.uk website.
Request a new code, which can be sent to you by text from Census2021, and then you can complete the online census.The best thing to do is obtain a unique access code in order to login to your census account online
When do I have to complete the census?
You can complete your census as soon as you receive your letter.
The next census takes place in England, Northern Ireland and Wales on Sunday March 21, 2021.
Scotland is delaying its survey until March 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
You must complete the census on March 21, 2021, by law or you could be fined up to £1,000.
It is understood that 94 per cent of people took part in the 2011 census.
Guidelines on the official website claim the census should take about 10 minutes for the household questions and 10 minutes per person.
In late March and early April, census field officers may visit your household if you don’t submit a form.
Their job is to encourage you to complete it and show you how to get further help if you need it.
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