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Sunday 21st March is Census Day

Sunday 21st March is Census Day.

The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture 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.

All households should have received a letter with a unique code to fill in the census online. Paper versions and accessible versions can be requested directly from or by calling 0800 141 2021 or 0800 876 6276.

You can complete your census as soon as you receive your letter, but make sure you answer about your household as you expect it to be on Census Day.

The census should take about 10 minutes for the household questions and 10 minutes per person.

There is more information online at

Wirral libraries are acting as local support centres for anyone who needs assistance. Due to COVID-19 this is telephone support only via 0151 666 3213, Monday to Friday 9.30 – 13.00 and 14.00 to 16.30.

On request, Wallasey Town Hall and the Floral Pavilion have been lit up purple this weekend to support and raise awareness of the census process.