Census, good knowledge about the situations of citizens is essential to democracy. As long as it’s with the permission of those citizens, unlike the social media giants who keep this all behind wraps !! The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has asked the Diocese to assist, reach out to those in the community who may not be aware of the census and of its importance because the information has not been in their own language. The next ONS Census, which takes place every 10 years, will be in March 2021.

In order to make this census widely known and to encourage everyone to take part, particularly those whose first language is not English or Welsh, the ONS has produced a Census Engagement leaflet – a copy of leaflet in English is on our website but is also available in the following languages on request from the ONS in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin, Czech, Gujarati, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Nepali, Panjabi, Persian/Farsi, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, Welsh. The actual Census form will only be available in English or Welsh but translations will be available in 49 languages.’

More information about the Census can be found at Census 2021