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Census 2021

Households across Oxfordshire have been asked to take part in Census 2021.

Census Day has now passed. You must complete it in by law, if you haven’t already. Whatever your needs, there are support services to help you.

Census Support Centres:
Banbury Citizens Advice​ 01295 238300
Banbury Madni Mosque​ 01295 276662 ​support in English, Hindi, Urdu, Pujabi, Arabic and Gujarati
East Oxford Community Centre​ 01865 792168
Rose Hill Community Centre​ 01865 749597
Other Census Support Centres (which may be nearer to you) and information about opening hours
and the services offered can be found by visiting: ​

To find out how to get help, visit or call the Census national contact centre on 0800 141 2021.

About the Census
The Census, run by the Office for National Statistics, is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales.

Census 2021 is the first run predominantly online, allowing residents to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets. Paper questionnaires are available for those who need it.

Information from the digital-first Census will help decide how services are planned and funded in our local area. This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, housing or new bus routes. Charities and voluntary organisations often use it as evidence to get funding.

It helps businesses to understand their customers and, for example, decide where to open new shops. Plus, those doing research, like university students and people looking into their family history, use Census data. It provides important information on population diversity, allowing organisations to know whether they are meeting their responsibilities and triggering action where necessary.

Households have been sent letters with online codes explaining how they can take part. The Census includes questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. And, for the first time, there is a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations. 

To find out how to get help, visit or call the Census national contact centre on 0800 141 2021.

Census 2021