Census 2021 is here

Ready to start your Northern Ireland census online?

You will need your 16-character access code

Start census

Don’t have a code?

Find out where to find your access code, or request a new access code to start a new census.


You must complete the census by law or you could be fined up to £1,000

Who should fill in a census

Information for landlords, and people with second homes or empty properties.

Keeping your data safe

How we keep your data safe and what happens to your personal information.

Why have I received a reminder letter?

If you’ve received a reminder letter, please fill in your form and submit or return it as soon as you can.

Help with the census

If you don’t have an access code

You can request a new access code to start a new census if you have lost or not received an access code.

Need to answer separately from your household?

If you need to answer separately from the people you live with, you can request an individual access code to start a separate census.


Someone in your household must still complete a census using a household access code

If you want to fill out a paper census

You can request a paper census questionnaire to be sent in the post.

Support and guidance

More support and guidance

Get in touch

For support with your census you can contact us.

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