Open consultations

Currently there are no consultations open for submissions.

Closed consultations and results

The 2021 Census topic consultation

Latest – 23 May 2016: The 2021 Census – Assessment of initial user requirements on content for England and Wales: Response to consultation.

Our latest consultation (June to August 2015) asked users of census statistics for their views on the topics that the 2021 Census might cover.

Beyond 2011 Consultation

The topic consultation followed on from our extensive research after the 2011 Census into new ways of counting the population. This included a major public consultation in 2013 on the future provision of population statistics, when we proposed two approaches to census taking. This process culminated in a successful recommendation to Government. Full details can be found in our Beyond 2011 Programme archive, including the National Statistician’s recommendation.