Not too late for Nottinghamshire residents to complete Census 2021

Householders who have yet to complete this year’s Census still have time to submit their questionnaire, say council chiefs.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 2:53 pm

The Census has been in place for more than two centuries and Sunday marked the day when millions of people nationwide completed key questions about themselves and their households to help shape the future of the areas where they live.

However, help is available for residents who have yet to fill in their online or paper questionnaires or have maybe misplaced their invitation letter.

Coun David Lloyd, leader of Newark & Sherwood District Council said: “It’s really important we all take time to update our data for Census 2021.

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It's not too late for Nottinghamshire residents to complete Census 2021.

“Collected together, our data produces statistics that will help local organisations with decisions on how to shape the future of our district as well as driving investment in services such as transport, housing, education and health.

“It also means local groups and charities have up-to-date data which will help them in securing funding for projects and identifying those areas which need support.

“The Census has been in place for more than 200 years and while personal data is recorded, personal information is kept safe and confidential by law.”

Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at the Office for National Statistics, said: “Every household should have received their letter inviting them to take part and we’ve had a great response so far. If you haven't, or you have misplaced your letter, you can head online to www.census.gov.uk and request a new unique access code.”

Anyone who does not complete their census could be hit with a fine of up to £1,000.