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

2021 Census White Paper: 14 December 2018

Outlines the recommendations for the 2021 Census, and the associated Equality Impact Assessment.

2021 Census topic research update: 14 December 2018

An update on our research and testing of questions and topics.

2021 Census outputs consultation

We’ve published our response to the consultation we carried out on our proposed design of 2021 Census outputs.

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

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

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