Getting started : Completing the census for someone else

If a person can't complete their own census, someone they trust, like a family member or friend, can complete it for them.

If you are completing the census for someone else, you will need their paper form, or the access code from the letter we sent them.

If possible, make sure you read the questions and answer options out to the person you're helping, and read the answers back to them at the end.

You or the person you're helping can download or order information in accessible formats, such as Braille, British Sign Language (BSL) and easy read.

If you're helping someone complete a paper form, you or the person you're helping could also download a translation guidance booklet in one of 49 languages.

Or you can contact us and we can talk you through other options for filling in the census.

Helping someone to complete the census