You can get help to: 

  • identify available census products both in print and on the web 

  • access data using the Office for National Statistics (ONS) web services and Nomis 

  • understand census terms and definitions 

  • choose the most suitable data to use for specific uses 

  • use census data as part of the terms and conditions  

  • solve technical problems relating to the use of census data supplied by ONS 

You can also request: 

  • simple extracts of figures from the 2011 census and earlier 

  • simple rankings and counts for your specified area 

  • commissioned data, for 2001 and 2011 censuses

Contact us about Census 2021 or previous censuses

We reply to all requests by email.

When you request information, please provide a telephone number, so that we can contact you if we need to discuss your enquiry in more detail.

We aim to reply within 10 working days.


You can call one of our team who will be happy to help you with your enquiry.

Telephone: 01329 444972

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