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

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The next census and beyond

13 December 2017: 2021 Census topic research

We’ve released a report on our topic research for the 2021 Census. Read the report and find out more about the work we’re doing.

13 December 2017: 2017 Test report

We’ve released our evaluation report on the 2017 Test, a large-scale test we carried out in spring 2017. Read the report and find out more about the 2017 Test.

Administrative Data Census Project

We are investigating the feasibility of moving to a census based on administrative data after 2021. Learn about our progress and research outputs here.

Census Transformation Programme

Designing the 2021 Census and beyond, including the use of administrative data.

2021 Census topic consultation

The 2021 Census - Assessment of initial user requirements on content for England and Wales: response to consultation.

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