The census takes place every 10 years. It gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales.

About census

Find out what the census is and why it's important for all of us

Historical data

Find census data for 2011 and earlier on Nomis.

Census releases

When we will publish our results.

Census planning and preparation

Our research, preparations and plans for the 2021 census and beyond.

Scotland and Northern Ireland censuses

We are responsible for the census in England and Wales.

Contact us

If you need help, contact census customer services.