Posted: Tue 12th Jan 2021

Households across Wrexham will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021

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This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jan 12th, 2021

Households across Wrexham will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.

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.

It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

Census day will be on March 21, but households across the country will receive letters with online codes allowing them to take part from early March



This census will be the first to be run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets.

It will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. For the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said: “We are working with the Office for National Statistics to encourage a high participation rate in Census 2021.

“Nothing else gives so much detail about the society in which we live, helping to make decisions with the potential to transform lives for the better.

“We strongly encourage Wrexham residents to take part.”

Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at the Office for National Statistics, said. “A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put services and funding in the places where they are most needed,”

“This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, schools and new transport routes.

“That’s why it is so important everyone takes part and we have made it easier for people to do so online on any device, with help and paper questionnaires for those that need them.”

In Wales, households will also be asked a specific question about their Welsh language skills. Those who wish to complete the census in Welsh can do so both online and in paper form. There are “Cymraeg” and “English” buttons to switch between languages at any time online, and on paper you can use Welsh and English on the same form.

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years. For more information, visit census.gov.uk



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