Help with the census

Getting started

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.

        Find a census support centre

        Get help to complete your online census at one of our support centres.

          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.