11. If you were not born in the United Kingdom, when did you most recently arrive to live here?

Why we ask this question

Your answers help us understand how many people move to the UK on a short-term or long-term basis. Local authorities can use this information to make sure they provide the right services for your community.

The length of time that a person has spent living in the UK may affect how they live within their community. This includes how members of a community interact with each other. Your local authority can use this information to assess the needs of migrants living in your area. People's needs for things like services, jobs or training may change depending on how long they live in the country.

The census first asked this question in 1971, but people were only asked to give the year of their arrival.

Enter the month and year you last arrived to live in the UK

Don't use the date you returned to the UK from a holiday or short stay outside the UK.

If you can't remember, or don't know the exact month and year you arrived, please answer as best you can.

What is the United Kingdom (UK)?

The full title of this country is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The UK is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are not part of the UK.