Now that the Census 2021 collection operation is coming to a close, the Office for National Statistics (ONS), who run the census in England and Wales, would like to take this opportunity to thank 3VA and the local voluntary & community sector for our contribution to its success.
The response to Census 2021 has exceeded all expectations with households across England and Wales making sure they count when it comes to local services like school places, GP surgeries and hospital beds.
As Jason Zawadzki, Deputy Director of 2021 Census Operations, acknowledged:
“I would like to thank you for your support over the last few months; it has been invaluable to us and contributed to the high response rates we have achieved. Your support in the lead-up to Census 2021 and in the period around Census Day has helped boost return rates. We’re committed to making sure that the census includes everybody, and your work with us has been a crucial part of the picture.”
What happens next?
ONS call the anonymised information it releases, census outputs. It plans to release the first set of census outputs to the public in spring 2022. More detailed outputs will be published over the following year. All of the information and analysis will be made available on a specially designed website. Click this link to learn more about the progress and development of the Census 2021 outputs.
Thanks again for your invaluable support of Census 2021. Your efforts will help us produce outputs about your community and local area.