Online questions help

Important information:

If you are completing the paper census questionnaire please use the paper census guidance.

Your address and people who live here

  1. Who lives here?
  2. Are there any visitors staying overnight on 21 March 2021 at this address?
  3. Household relationships
  4. Do you stay at another address for more than 30 days a year?
  5. One year ago, what was your usual address?

Household and accommodation

  1. What type of accommodation is your address?
  2. Are all the rooms in this accommodation, including the kitchen, bathroom and toilet, behind a door that only this household can use?
  3. How many bedrooms are available for use only by this household?
  4. What type of central heating does this accommodation have?
  5. Does your household own or rent this address?
  6. Who is your landlord?
  7. In total, how many cars or vans are owned, or available for use, by members of this household?

Name, sex, date of birth and marital status

  1. What is your name?
  2. What is your date of birth?
  3. What is your sex?
  4. On 21 March 2021, what is your legal marital or registered civil partnership status?

Sexual orientation and gender

  1. Which of the following best describes your sexual orientation?
  2. Is the gender you identify with the same as your sex registered at birth?

Country of birth, passports, and not born in the UK

  1. What is your country of birth?
  2. What passports do you hold?
  3. When did you most recently arrive to live in the United Kingdom?
  4. Including the time already spent here, how long do you intend to stay in the United Kingdom?

National identity and ethnic group

  1. How would you describe your national identity?
  2. What is your ethnic group?

Language and religion

  1. What is your main language? (If you live in England)
  2. What is your main language? (If you live in Wales)
  3. How well can you speak English?
  4. Can you understand, speak, read or write Welsh?
  5. What is your religion?

Health and care

  1. How is your health in general?
  2. Do you have any physical or mental health conditions or illnesses lasting or expected to last 12 months or more?
  3. Do any of your conditions or illnesses reduce your ability to carry out day-to-day activities?
  4. Do you look after, or give any help or support to, anyone because they have long-term physical or mental health conditions or illnesses, or problems related to old age?

Qualifications and full-time education

  1. Are you a schoolchild or student in full-time education?
  2. During term time, where do you usually live?
  3. Have you completed an apprenticeship?
  4. Have you achieved a qualification at degree level or above?
  5. Have you achieved an NVQ or equivalent qualification?
  6. Have you achieved an A level, AS level or equivalent qualifications?
  7. Have you achieved a GCSE or equivalent qualification?
  8. Have you achieved any other qualifications?

Main job and Armed Forces

  1. In the last seven days, were you doing any of the following?
  2. Which of the following describes what you were doing in the last seven days?
  3. In the last four weeks, were you actively looking for any kind of paid work?
  4. In the last seven days, were you waiting to start a job already accepted?
  5. Are you available to start work in the next two weeks?
  6. Have you ever done any paid work?
  7. In your main job, what is (was) your employment status?
  8. What is (was) the name of the organisation or business you work (worked) for?
  9. What is (was) your full job title?
  10. Briefly describe what you do (did) in your main job.
  11. What is (was) the main activity of your organisation, business or freelance work?
  12. Do (did) you supervise or oversee the work of other employees on a day-to-day basis?
  13. In your main job, how many hours a week do you usually work?
  14. How do you usually travel to work?
  15. Where do you mainly work?
  16. What is the address of your workplace or depot?
  17. Have you previously served in the UK Armed Forces?


  1. What is the name of the visitor staying overnight on Sunday 21 March 2021 at this address?
  2. What is this visitor’s date of birth?
  3. What is this visitor's sex?
  4. What is this visitor’s usual UK address?