Census 2021

Census day was Sunday 21 March 2021. However, there is still time to complete your census. This is required by law.

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that provides the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. The personal information you give is not shared with anyone, and you cannot be identified in the statistics published.

If you do not want to complete this online, you can request a paper form (via census.gov.uk) or telephone 0800 141 2021.

Further information can be found on the Census 2021 website.

Help for those unable to complete the form online

If you need help completing the form online or on paper, you can:

  • call the census contact centre on 0800 141 2021
  • make an appointment with trained council staff by calling 0300 131 6000 and asking for census information/support

The council sessions are available until 4 May. Any information discussed will remain confidential. This support is available over the phone or in person in Aylesbury or High Wycombe. Call 0300 131 6000 as above to book an appointment. You can also call this number if you have a quick question.

Buckinghamshire Archives podcast

Buckinghamshire Archives welcomed the Census Engagement Manager for Buckinghamshire, Ross Tackley, onto episode five of their monthly podcast.

They discussed the current census and shared stories from the archive’s collections about censuses of the past.

LGBTQ+ online event

Census Engagement Manager for Buckinghamshire Ross Tackley joined an LGBTQ+ online event organised by Buckinghamshire County Museum where the discussion focused on the new optional questions on sexual orientation and gender identification.

The recorded event will be available to watch on the Bucks County Museum website.