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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.

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.

          RenewableUK

          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.

                        Snowdonia 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.