The Census is coming to Royal Greenwich

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.

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.

Every household will receive a letter about completing the sensus in early March 2021, and should complete the census on Sunday 21 March 2021 or as soon as possible after.

If you're away from the UK on this date, for less than 12 months, you should still be counted in the census. You should be included on the form at your permanent or family address.

Why is the census important for health and social care services in Royal Greenwich? 

The information you give will really help influence decisions locally and nationally regarding vital services and issues such as diversity, housing needs, education, transport, healthcare, emergency services to name but a few. This data collected will ensure millions of pounds are spent in the areas that will benefit you most.

Iain Bell, Deputy National Statistician at the Office for National Statistics, says:

“A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put services and funding in the places where they are most needed. 

This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, schools and new transport routes. That’s why it is so important everyone takes part and we have made it easier for people to do so online on any device, with help and paper questionnaires for those that need them.”

Census 2021 is coming. Census Day is Sunday 21 March 2021 in England and Wales

Do you have questions about Census 2021?

To make sure this is the most inclusive census yet, the Royal Borough of Greenwich has its own Census Engagement Officer, who will liaise and work with local community groups, charities, organisations, faith groups and all the communities in the borough.

They will help ensure that their needs are met, and any barriers that may arise in completing and participating in the Census next March are addressed.

The officer, Adam Dale, can be contacted on

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