Local authorities

Thank you to our local authority partners.

Now that the Census 2021 data collection operation is coming to a close, we’d like to thank you for your contribution. We’re delighted by the level of support we’ve received.

Your support in the lead-up to Census 2021 and around Census Day has helped boost response rates. We’re committed to making sure that the census includes everybody, and your work with us has been a crucial part of the picture.

Information from the census

At the Office for National Statistics (ONS) we call the anonymised census information we release “outputs”.

Our Outputs team is looking into the best way to bring Census 2021 information to a wide audience. You can learn more about the progress and development of the Census 2021 outputs and register for our email updates.

The ONS aims to release the first set of census outputs from March 2022 and all the main outputs from March 2023.

Quality assurance

Your local authority can also help us quality-assure census outputs and make sure our population estimates are as accurate as possible. You can do this by sharing your local authority data sources with us. This allows us to cross-check our information with yours. We will let you know how we want to work together on this over the coming months.

Staying connected

The Census 2021 team will no longer send you the same regular updates, but we’d love to stay in touch. If you move on from your role, please ensure that someone takes over as census contact at your local authority.

If you have any queries, contact the Local Authority Liaison team at 2021Census.LA.Liaison@ons.gov.uk