I live on a military base

This is advice for residents living on a UK military base. All residents must fill in a form.

If you live on a US military base, your Commanding Officer (CO) will give you advice.

Do I have to fill in a census form here?

You should fill in a form here if you don’t have another permanent or family home address elsewhere in the UK and you’re:

  • a UK resident
  • a non-UK resident who lives or plans to stay in the UK for three months or more
  • on deployment and you usually live at the base

I have a permanent home elsewhere

If you have a permanent or family home apart from your work address, you should be counted there. This means that your household should include you on their form.

If there's no one at home, you can complete the census when you get home.

If you've been given a form to fill in at the base, do not fill it in. Return it to the CO and explain that you will be counted elsewhere.

What do I have to do?

You should:

  1. Fill in the paper form if you have one.
  2. Don't worry if you can't remember all the details about yourself - just do the best you can.
  3. Put the completed paper form in the envelope and seal it.
  4. Put it in the post, or you can give it to your CO or a trusted friend to post for you.

In Wales, you will have the option to complete the census in either English or Welsh.

I need help to fill in the form

If you have difficulty filling in the form, try to get a family member or friend to help you. Staff at your establishment may also be able to help you.

If you have any queries about which questions to answer, or any other queries about the census, contact your Employment Unit.

See also advice about armed forces personnel on deployment.