Households across the region are being asked to take part in Census 2021.
Census day is on March 21, but households will now be receiving letters with online codes explaining how they can complete their forms.
Anyone who does not get one in the next couple of weeks, should get in touch with the census contact centre. They can also request a paper questionnaire if they’d prefer to complete the census that way.
Local census support centres will be open while the census is happening. Staff will offer help for people not confident online, who don’t have a computer or need help completing on paper.
The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales.
It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.
Information from the digital-first census will help decide how services are planned and funded in the area.
This means residents have the power to influence key areas including emergency services, mental health care, school places, hospital beds, houses, roads, GPs’ housing and new bus routes.
For more information visit census.gov.uk or call the contact centre on 0800 141 2021.
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