Help with the census

Getting started with the census

Guidance on how to do your census online or on paper, when to complete it, and completing for someone else.

    Get an access code or paper census

    What to do if you don’t have a code, want to complete on paper, or need to answer separately from your household.

      Languages and accessibility

      Guidance in other languages and accessible formats, including large print, easy read and accessible videos with BSL and audio.

        Help with the census questions

        Guidance to help you answer the census questions, and why we ask them.

        Types of household or accommodation

        Who should fill in the census at different types of accommodation, including student halls, shared households and second homes.

          I've been contacted about the Census Coverage Survey (CCS)

          What to expect if you've been asked to take part in the Census Coverage Survey.