Census 2021 has already started, with households around the UK now receiving prompts in the post. They will have to fill in information about themselves and those who live with them. These details can end up playing a part in helping to improve their lives.
Does the Government run the census?
The census sees households in every home nation contribute a selection of personal details.
The information provided can then go on to inform changes to local authorities.
While it may seem invasive, the details provided via the census aren’t shared far and wide.
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They may include the following:
- Volunteer organisations
- Academics and students
- The general public
The ONS does not provide salespeople or decision-makers with the personal information of individuals.