The census takes place every 10 years. It gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales.

About the census

Find out what the census is and why it's important for all of us.

Census 2021 data

Find data for Census 2021.

Census releases

See what we've published, and our plans for the future.

Census 2021 dictionary

Definitions, variables and classifications to help when using Census 2021 data.

Historic census data

Find census data and analysis for 2011 and earlier.

Planning for Census 2021

How we researched, prepared and planned for Census 2021.

Contact us

If you need help, contact census customer services.

Scotland and Northern Ireland censuses

We are responsible for the census in England and Wales.