More about the Census

How Census shapes society

Why do we have a census, what is it for?  Some examples of how census data is used.

Journey of a census form

This simple graphic shows the life cycle of the census form before it is stored securely for 100 years.

How we do the census

Describing stages in the census process from designing the form to analysing the data.

Legal Basis

Everyone of us is legally obliged to complete or be included on a census form. What are the laws behind the census?

Census Results

When will the results from Census 2022 be published?

History of the Census

The census has a long history.  Our completed census forms in 2022 will become historical accounts in the future.

Census around the World

What happens in other countries, how is the census done differently?