The next census in England and Wales will be in 2021. Census transformation will ensure its success by making the best use of all available data to enhance the provision of population statistics.

The next census and beyond

2019 Rehearsal

Information on the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) autumn 2019 census rehearsal - part of our preparations for Census 2021.

NS accreditation

Find out what we are doing to ensure the Census 2021 outputs retain the National Statistics accreditation.

Census transformation

Read about how we are getting ready for Census 2021 and beyond.

Legislation and policy

Find out about the legislation behind Census 2021.

About the census

What the census is and why it is important to all of us.

Census data and background

All census data

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2011 Census

Data, release information, analysis, background and history of the 2011 Census for England and Wales

2011 UK censuses

Statistics from the UK censuses of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland paint a picture of the nation and how we live

2001 and earlier censuses

Data, design and background information for earlier censuses

Census Customer Services

Our customer service team provide expert advice and guidance on every census