Households across Halton will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales.

By taking part in Census 2021, residents can help inform decisions on services that shape the community, such as healthcare, education and transport.

The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity.

For the first time, the census will be run primarily online, making it easy for most people to complete the questionnaire on any device – whether that be a computer, a mobile phone or a tablet. Paper questionnaires will also be available upon request.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) runs the census in England and Wales and is independent from Government. Everyone’s details and responses are protected by law and information published is always anonymous.

Graham Povey has been appointed by ONS as the borough’s Census Engagement Manager.  Graham said, “I feel very fortunate to help support the residents of Halton.  Alongside key departments within the Council, I will work with organisations, charities, faith groups and community leaders to encourage people to take part in the census and make a real difference in their community.”

Census day will be on March 21, but households across the country will receive letters with online codes allowing them to take part from early March.

Everyone should have the support they need to fill in the census. If you, or anyone you know, needs help, there’s a wide range of support services available.

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