Census events

Make it Count – Winners announced!

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Census Youth competition- Make it Count and helped make it a success.

A special congratulations to Katrina, the winner of the £350 Amazon Voucher and the Make it Count competition. Her video entry received the most votes and has been crowned the winner!

All of the entries were amazing. We are very happy that the youth understand and appreciate the importance of the Census.

You still have time to complete your Census questionnaire

Nine out of ten households across England and Wales have completed their questionnaire – but everyone must take part. Every household is required by law to complete the census. Even though Census Day – 21 March 2021 – has been and gone, it is not too late to fill out your form and avoid a fine.

All households were sent a letter in the post in early March with instructions for taking part. If you have lost the letter or have a second address - including a caravan - you have not visited, go to www.census.gov.uk to request an online completion code for your address via SMS text message.

If you know someone who doesn't have the skills or confidence to do the census online, help is at hand. We have four census support centres in Brent, offering phone and face to face and language support. Go to https://census.gov.uk/help/find-a-census-support-centre to find a centre near you.

You can also call our Freephone contact centre. Call 0800 141 2021 for help or to order a paper questionnaire. Alternatively you can call 07452934420 for help.

Field officers will help and encourage those who have not yet filled in their census questionnaire online or on paper and direct them to the support services they need.

  • Field staff will never need to enter people’s houses;
  • They will always be socially distanced, be equipped with PPE and work in line with all government guidance.
  • They will be operating in the same way as a postal or food delivery visit.
  • They also carry ID to show they are genuinely working on the census

What happens to your data

Everyone that fills in the census questionnaire plays a vital role in building a picture of us all. This helps decide how services are planned and funded in Brent.

Did you know that…

  1. Your census record is kept secret for a 100 years
  2. Everyone that works on the census signs a census confidentiality undertaking
  3. There are strict security regimes to protect your information
  4. All systems, staff and suppliers must protect your confidentiality by law.

Come to our virtual event on Thursday 18 March from 5.30-6.30pm to find out more about what happens to your data. Book your place now.