Census 2021 -Sunday 21st march
The idea of a census goes back to 1086 when William the Conqueror collected together an inventory of land and property in a the Domesday Book. The first official census in Modern Times was in 1801. There has been a census every 10 years (except World War 2 / 1941). So, the next census is in 33 days time on Sunday 21st march 2021.
The 2021 census is a survey of the whole nation which will carried out online for the first time. It is a series of questions about who you are, where you live, your job, ethnicity, marital status and much more. Additional questions this time include armed forces service, whether you are trans, and your sexual orientation. The information assists authorities , charities and other organisations in making policy decisions, and allocating funds. Scotland and Northern Ireland arrangements are handled by the devolved Governments.