Census 2021 results - Why the numbers matter video transcript
To encourage family and friends of children like us to take part in the Census 2021, a competition was created by the Office for National Statistics.
The Let’s Count! competition asked kids across England and Wales to create a project that could show how important census information is.
One year on, the Office for National Statistics is getting ready to release the first set of results.
They’ve come back to my school to tell us how they’ve been getting on.
Grace: putting microphone on
Do you want me to pass it through to you?
Mabel: putting microphone on
Kate: putting microphone on
It goes there and then you speak into it.
Frankie: putting microphone on
Big bit on the inside.
Mrs Sharon James, Deputy Head Teacher:
We decided to use the census project as an opportunity in our maths curriculum so that we could show children that numbers in the real world really mattered.
Our project was big but not as big as the census is.
How did it feel to win the Let’s Count! competition?
It was really, really exciting to hear.
We’re all very proud of ourselves.
It was amazing because we took part in it.
We helped the school win it and it was really cool.
How do you think the census data will be used?
They need to work out how many shopping centres, how many hospitals, how many schools they need because otherwise then it’s not going to be enough.
If you don’t have enough homes then people is going to be living on the streets and you don’t want that.
It’s for your education, your jobs, your food supply.
What percentage of households do you think took part in the census?
Was it a. 35%? b. 68%? or c. 97%?
I’m going to say 68. What do you think?
I think it’s 90 something because like you should be doing it.
Well done! That’s the correct answer.
What do you think the Census 2021 population will be?
20 more million.
I reckon it’ll be in the 80 million.
Not that much less, but less.
I think less too.
I’m going to say 50…
Around 57 million.
I’m going to say 50 to 55 million.
Are you guys looking forward to the results of the census?
Yeah, because I’m going to show Zach that I’m correct and he’s not.
I’ll show you I’m correct and you’re not.
Find out who was correct with the Census 2021 results, available now.