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Census support available to Warwickshire residents

Rugby Editorial 22nd Mar, 2021   0

HOUSEHOLDS across Warwickshire are being asked to complete the Census 2021 survey as soon as possible following Census Day (Sunday March 21).

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is reminding residents that help is available to anyone who needs support to complete the survey.

WCC chief executive Monica Fogarty said: “You can complete the census over the phone with assistance from trained staff using the Office for National Statistics (ONS) free phone contact centre. There are also five local Census Support Centres available in Warwickshire, or you can visit the official census website to receive help online.

“The data collected by the census provides Warwickshire County Council with key information to help plan the funding of public services such as transport, education and health. It’s also important to help us to understand the demographic, social and economic characteristics of Warwickshire’s residents to identify present and future service needs, and to highlight any inequalities people are experiencing that we can improve upon.

“The census ultimately provides us with a better insight into Warwickshire’s local communities, and how we can make best use of our resources to making living in Warwickshire the best it can be.”

Directed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the census is a once-in-a-decade survey that provides the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales.

Census 2021, the first census to run predominantly online, will provide an up-to-date picture of the size of all communities, and will shed light on the health, social and economic changes to residents’ lives.

Each household in England and Wales will have received a letter containing a unique access code to access the census online. A paper questionnaire is still available on request.

Each letter will also contain telephone numbers for the official census contact centre. The census must be completed for each member of a household.

For help with the census, call The Benn Partnership Centre in Rugby on 01788 553033, Brunswick Hub in Leamington on 01926 422123, or Henley Community Centre in Stratford-on-Avon on 01564 314660.

Visit https://census.gov.uk/help for online support, or https://census.gov.uk/contact-us for a full list of census contact details.


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