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. It covered our proposals for what we’re planning to include in our Census 2021 data products and analysis, as well as our draft release schedule.

This consultation was particularly important as our society faces a period of rapid change because of factors such as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and Brexit. Our priority is to provide timely and accurate statistics that will help users of census data understand these changes and make decisions about future needs and services.

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

Find out more

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

Consultation results

In December 2021, we will publish an initial response to the consultation feedback we have received. We will publish this on Citizen Space.

In the new year, we will publish our detailed plans for the first release phase of Census 2021 outputs. We will publish our plans on the ONS website. These plans will consider the feedback we have received in this consultation.