Most questions are obligatory
Each householder at an handle is chargeable for finishing a census questionnaire for his or her family. The householder ought to both reply the person questions for all family members or make certain every member solutions their very own.
Most questions within the census, akin to these concerning the nation of start of the folks in your family or what number of bedrooms are within the family, are obligatory.
Although some – about sexual orientation, gender, and faith – are voluntary. The shape will point out which questions you could full and which you do not have to.
You need to full the shape on 21 March – or as quickly as doable afterwards
Whether or not you are submitting on-line or put up, the ONS is encouraging folks to finish the shape on Sunday 21 March – it’s because that is the day it’s utilizing as its snapshot of life in 2021. In the event you’re submitting put up, you need to then purpose to put up the shape again as quickly as you possibly can after this date.
If you cannot full the shape on the day itself, achieve this as quickly as you possibly can afterwards however fill it in primarily based in your circumstances on 21 March. On-line kinds may be accomplished till early Could.
You possibly can technically additionally fill within the kind earlier than 21 March when you’re assured your circumstances will not change, however when you do that you will then have to contact the ONS if something does subsequently change.