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Census 2021

What is the census?

The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. 

Your answers to the census questions will help organisations make decisions on planning and funding public services in your area, including transport, education and healthcare. You must complete the census by law.

Census Process: What do I need to do?

All households (including residential and care homes, hostels and refuges) will
receive a letter with information on Census 2021 and your unique code number.

You can fill in your form online or on paper from 1st March. Most people will fill it in
online and many will have paper-copies delivered.

When to complete your census

Every household should complete the census on Sunday 21 March 2021 or as soon as possible after.

The census should take about 10 minutes for the household questions and 10 minutes per person.

Kirklees Census Support Centre

Our Kirklees Census Support Centres at dip are here to help with general census queries, help you to fill in your census form or to discuss other ways to support you. Our Kirklees Census Support Centres are currently only offering remote support by telephone or video call. Please contact for assistance and/or to make an appointment. Telephone calls to these two locations are through a freephone number. 

Lines are open at dip (North Kirklees) and dip (South Kirklees) between 11.00am to 5.30pm Mon-Fri.

Get in touch to book an appointment.

On the phone - 0800 279 7861 or by email-

Find out more about our service on line at:

Translation Support

Information about the census is available in a number of languages which can be accesses through this website:

Census leaflets in Community Languages:

Census information in Gujarati

Census information in Hungarian

Census information in Polish

Census information in Romanian

More Information

General information leaflet

 Your Questions Answered Leaflet

 Everyone Counts Activity Sheet