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Have you got your Census letter?

All households across Buckinghamshire 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 surveys. If you don’t get one in the next couple of weeks, please get in touch with the census contact centre. You can also request a paper questionnaire if you’d prefer to complete your census that way.

Local census support centres will be open while the census is happening. Staff will offer help for people who are not confident online, or who do not have a computer, or need help completing on paper.

Ross Tackley, Census Engagement Manager from the ONS, said: “This census will be the most progressive ever. As well as being a “digital-first” census, there will be 3 new questions. The first will ask people whether they have served in the Armed Forces, and, for those 16 and over, there will be voluntary questions on sexual orientation and gender identity.”

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801 when the population of England and Wales was around 9 million. By 1851 the population had doubled to 18 million.

Remember to complete your census on, or by, March 21.

For more information, and to find out how to get help, visit or call the contact centre on 0800 141 2021.

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hiya bucks

Here at hiya bucks we go on regular walks exploring the local towns, villages, public footpaths, gardens, rivers, lakes and more! We love getting out and about discovering new places to visit and we thoroughly enjoy going to local events and getting involved with the community. We hope to inspire others to step out of their daily routines and see more of our Beautiful Buckinghamshire.