1. The Census Quality Survey (CQS) is now closed

The CQS was a telephone survey we at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) carried out after Census 2021.

The results of the CQS let us work out how accurate the information is that we collected in the census and help us improve our statistics.

Our census statistics help to plan and fund public services in your area.

The CQS closed on 27 August 2021.

What to do if you were invited to take part

If your household was chosen to take part in the survey, you no longer need to respond. We have had enough households volunteering and we have met our response target.

Thank you to all those who volunteered to take part.

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2. Your results and how we use them

You can now find more information on how we use the Census Quality Survey (CQS) to assess how accurately people answered the questions in Census 2021 in our Census Quality Survey for Census 2021 in England and Wales methodology. There is a full list of CQS agreement rates in our Census Quality Survey agreement rates, England and Wales: Census 2021 dataset.

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