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Census education resources programmes

The census is unique and only happens once every 10 years. So, at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), we wanted to inspire the next generation to take part. To support this important event, we ran free primary and secondary education programmes for schools in England and Wales during Census 2021.

These programmes helped educate children and young people about the importance of the census and how the information it collects helps shape the society we live in.

Email the census education team (opens in a new tab) , if you have any questions about either programme.

Census Primary Education Programme

Free education programme to teach primary school children about the census.

    Census Secondary Education Programme

    Free education programme that brought the census to life for young people aged 11 to 18 years.