About the census : Census 2021 outputs consultation

The Census 2021 outputs consultation is now closed. It ran from 13 July 2021 until 5 October 2021. This public consultation was to share our proposals at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for Census 2021 outputs, for England and Wales. It covered our proposals for what we're planning to include in our Census 2021 data products and analysis, as well as the different phases of the Census 2021 outputs release schedule.

The feedback from the consultation will help us consider new and emerging user needs for Census 2021 data when developing our products and analysis.

Consultation results

On 16 December 2021, we published part one of our response to the consultation. This first response was to the user feedback on our proposals for phase one of the Census 2021 outputs release schedule.

We're currently assessing the consultation responses for our phase two, phase three, and beyond 2023 proposals. We will publish a second report addressing this feedback in early 2022.

Find out more

For more information about the consultation, visit Citizen Space, which is the ONS's consultation platform.