Working on the census

Applying for jobs

If you’re a people person, have great customer service skills and want to be part of something that affects all of us, then apply for a job with the census.

It takes a big team to ensure the census runs smoothly. At the Office for National Statistics, we’re hiring at least 30,000 field staff across England and Wales for Census 2021.

What the field team do

Our field team is vital to our success. The team includes:

  • officers who visit those who’ve not yet completed their census form, offering help and encouragement to take part
  • supervisors who manage the area field operation
  • managers who plan and act to get the best results

In every role, you will be an essential part of making the census the best it can be. So, join the team and make a lasting impact.