Local authorities : Important dates for local authorities

Important dates for local authorities to prepare for Census 2021.

September 2020

First Local Authority Toolkit products available online

September to October 2020

Councillor Handbook online and available to download

October 2020

  • We at the Office for National Statistics share our data packs, including community information, with local authorities (LAs)

  • Regular meetings between CEMs and LAs begin

  • Address Frame created for census enumeration

  • We share locations and opening hours for Census Support Centres

December 2020

Job adverts go live for Census Coverage Survey field staff roles

January 2021

Census publicity campaign underway

21 January 2021

Address Frame update

23 February 2021

Online questionnaire goes live

1 March 2021

Census Support Centres available

21 March 2021

Census Day