The Census

Page updated on: 02/08/2023

The census is a survey that takes place every 10 years. It gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in Wales and England.

The census asks questions about you, your household and your home. In doing so, it helps to build a detailed snapshot of our society. Information from the census helps the government and local authorities to plan and fund local services, such as education, doctors’ surgeries and roads.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) are responsible for planning and running the census in Wales and England.

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