Wednesday, 23 March 2011
I received an email from Moseley's Census Collector asking if a reminder could be put on the blog for Wake Green Park Resisents.
The deadline for filling in the 2011 Census is 17th March.
You may fill out the paper Census you will have received in the post, or fill it out online.
I chose to fill it out online and it was a really easy process that took about 5 minutes.
Please visit the Government's How to Complete Your Cenus Online page for instructions and further information.
There is also a really informative Frequently Asked Questions Page.
A bit more about the Census 2011
2011 Census: 27 March 2011
Help tomorrow take shape
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) carries out a census to find out more about the people who live in England and Wales and about the make-up of local neighbourhoods.
The next census will take place on 27 March 2011. ONS will be sending out questionnaires for around 25 million households to complete, asking about work, health, national identity, citizenship, ethnic background, education, second homes, language, marital status and so on. The answers will be turned into statistics used to build a picture of today’s society.
Why should this matter to you?
Census population statistics are really important in understanding people’s needs and making sure all communities get the services they need where they live.
It’s simple. If the census can’t see you, the organisations responsible for delivering the services you need won’t be able to see you either. In discovering and understanding communities, the census could make a very real difference to people’s lives. The census needs to include everyone, everywhere – and that’s why everyone has to take part.
What will you need to do?
Just answer a few questions about yourself and the people who share your household with you on census day, 27 March 2011.
Whatever you tell the census will be in strictest confidence and will only be used to produce statistics. ONS will not share your personal information with any other government department.
You’ll be able to do it online. Or by post. But you must do it. If you need help and advice, you will be able to find everything you need online and on the census helpline from 4 March 2011.
The census needs everyone to take part in helping tomorrow take shape – and this will be your chance to make a difference.
For more information, visit www.census.gov.uk