John Stevenson, the MP for Carlisle, is encouraging his constituents to complete the 2021 census on Sunday 21st March. The census is a survey of the entire population, which happens every 10 years and it is run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in England and Wales.
The information residents provide helps to inform Councils’ decisions on how to plan and fund services in the local area. This includes what transport is needed, how many school places are required and what healthcare services may be needed. The data will also provide important information for future decisions made by Parliament, including giving fresh information that could help improve our understanding of the Covid-19 pandemic.
John Stevenson said: “It’s vital that everyone completes this year’s census, so that local authorities can plan and fund the services we need over the next decade. It only takes around 10 minutes for the household questions and 10 minutes per person to complete.
Without census results, I believe that our understanding of the demography of the whole UK population would be significantly poorer.”
More information on how to complete the Census can be found here: https://census.gov.uk/