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Town Hall, Sudbury, CO10 1TL

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There is still time to complete your 2021 census


Census day was Sunday 21 March, but it is vital those who have not yet completed it, do so as soon as possible.


There is plenty of help available, including face-to-face assistance at our local Census Support Centre in Sudbury Town Hall. 


Phone us on 01787 372331 to make an appointment, or just drop in when you are passing.


We are open 9:15am to 4:15pm Mondays to Fridays.

Our trained advisors can help with general census queries, assist you to fill in your online census or paper form, and discuss other ways to support you.

If you or anyone you know needs assistance completing the 2021 Census please get in touch: 01787 372331 (Option 1)

why do i have to complete the census?

By taking part, you can help inform decisions on services that shape our community, such as healthcare, education and transport.

What is the census? 

The census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years.

It produces a snapshot of all the people and households in England and Wales – the most detailed information we have about our society.

Why do I need to complete the census? 

It’s important that you fill in your census questionnaire. Without the information you share, it’d be more difficult to understand your community’s needs and to plan and fund public services.  In one way or another, your information touches the lives of every single person living in England and Wales, whether it’s through using census information to plan new schools, doctors’ surgeries or bike lanes.

Because these things matter to us all, everyone needs to complete the census.

You must complete the census by law or you could be fined up to £1,000.

Do not worry, government officials dealing with applications you’ve made or payments or services you receive cannot see it.

Who organises the census? 

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

How to complete the census 

Census Day is Sunday 21 March 2021.

You can fill yours in online as soon as you get your access code in the post.

If your household circumstances change on Census Day, you can let the ONS know.

What if I need more support? 

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.

Including our support centre here in Sudbury where we can give you help over the phone and guidance in a range of languages and accessible formats, including paper questionnaires and large print.

Visit the official Census 2021 website.

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March - May 2021

Local census support centres open for enquiries.


01787 372331 (Option 1)

3 - 13 March 2021

Every household in the UK receives a pack with information on how to complete the Census.

21 March 2021
- Census Day!

4 May 2021

Last day to submit your census survey online

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