Do I have to do the census? : What happens if I don't do the census?

If you do not fill in the census, a census officer will contact you and encourage you to complete it. They will help you access any support you need to fill in your form.

If you still don't return or submit a completed census, you will be committing a crime and you will be contacted by our Non-Compliance team.

If prosecuted, you may have to pay a fine of up to £1,000 plus court costs.