Who to put on your census

Please include these three types of people:

1. People who live here and are here now

Help with who lives here

2. People who live here but aren't here right now

If they’re still in the UK, you should include them as long as they will be away for less than six months.

If they’re outside the UK, you should include them as long as they will be away for less than 12 months.

Help with people who are away

3. People we need you to include to make sure they're counted in the census

You should include anyone who was staying overnight on Sunday 21 March 2021 who doesn’t normally live here but who:

  • lives in the UK but has no other address, or
  • lives outside the UK but is staying in the UK for three months or more

Anyone else who was staying overnight should be included in the Visitor questions only.