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Census stories

The information we gather from the census helps a range of organisations plan for the future. For example, local government use the information to help plan services, such as schools, hospitals and rubbish collection, in your area. Businesses use it to decide where to set up, which creates job opportunities. Charities also use census information to help get the funding they need.

Read some of our census stories to find out how different organisations use census information to plan services.

Royal British Legion

Census information will give the Royal British Legion the first comprehensive picture of those who’ve previously served in the UK armed forces.

    The Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) COVID-19 Response

    The ONS used census data to uncover inequalities between different groups in COVID-19 mortality.

      Market Research Society

      Census information is vital in making sure that market research reflects the UK population.

        Urdd Gobaith Cymru

        Census information helps organisation to create apprentice scheme for young Welsh speakers.

          University College London

          University experts rely on census information to improve the health of the population.


            Census information is helping Renewable UK boost green energy and tackle climate change.

              Hindu Council UK

              The Hindu Council UK talks about how census information has helped the community.

                Vietnamese Mental Health Services

                Vietnamese Mental Health Services use census information to support community mental health.

                  Mental Health Foundation

                  Census information helps the Mental Health Foundation support those at risk of mental ill health.

                    London Fire Brigade

                    The London Fire Brigade uses census information to identify and prevent fires in high risk areas.

                      Data Cymru

                      Data Cymru uses census information to help local government understand its communities.

                        The Salvation Army

                        The Salvation Army uses census information to reach out and support people in need.

                          Eryri National Park Authority

                          Census information helps the Snowdonia National Park Authority learn about the local population.

                            Jewish Policy Research Institute

                            The JPR uses information in the census to build up a picture of the country's Jewish community.