People have just days to complete their census questionnaire online or return it in the post before the 6th April deadline.
The quickest way to return the questionnaire and get it to the Office for National Statistics before the deadline is to do it online.
All completed questionnaires are ticked off the list as they are returned. If a form has not been returned by 6 April, one of 35,000 census collectors will visit within the following few days. Collectors will offer help and advice to those who have had difficulty filling in their census forms and will supply replacement questionnaires if they have been lost or damaged.
Glen Watson, ONS Census Director commented
“We are encouraging everyone to respond quickly and certainly in the next 10 days if they don’t need any help from a collector. That gets people crossed off our list and reduces the visits that our census collectors have to make. Even better if people complete it online – it all helps to keep the costs down.”
Taking part in the census is very important as it is used to help plan and fund a range of services for communities such as transport, education and health. Everyone must be included in the census – it is a legal requirement to complete and return the questionnaire.
Pictured: 101 year old twins, Ena Pugh (left) and Lily Millward completing their 10th census and having the rare opportunity of seeing themselves listed on the 1911 Census.
Questionnaires can be quickly completed online at www.census.gov.uk or returned in the rely-paid envelope before the 6 April deadline.”
Anyone requiring help can use the online help site at www.census.gov.uk or contact the 2011 Census helpline on 0300 0201 101.
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