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Ready, Steady, Census!

By Hamble Parish Council Hamble Parish Council

Friday, 12 March 2021


Hamble Parish Council Contributor



Did you know the first nationwide Census took place in 1801? It has taken place every 10 year since - and the next one is this year, on the 21st March 2021.

By now you may have already seen 'The census is coming' postcard, and may even have your invitation package? If not it will be with you soon.

Doctors surgeries, hospitals and transport routes are all planned using the numbers collected in the census, and it's because of this it is so important that every household takes part.

Each household's letter has a unique access code, allowing you to complete the questionnaire on computers, phones or tablets. Please do not worry if you do not have online access, you can call the freephone helpline on 0800 141 2021 to request a paper copy. This number is on the invite along with your unique number which will be helpful for the call. The Census Helpline can also answer any questions you have, and provide accessible formats and language support. See also

If friends or family need assistance, please help them if you can. Complete your own census first to familiarise yourself with the process.

If you are finding particular difficulty in completing the Questionnaire online or via paper, we also have a local Census support team who can provide Completion support over the telephone. Please call 0300 555 1387 to book your appointment.

The census team will have field staff in your area after the 21st March, so if you've not been able to complete the census you may get a visit to remind you and to see if you have any questions? Please be reassured they will comply with any COVID19 guidelines in place at the time, and census staff will never ask you for money, bank details or personal documents.

It's so important to take part, helping you and your community get the services that are needed in the next ten years and beyond.vReady, Steady, Census!

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