Get an access code or paper census

To do the census online you need a 16 character unique access code printed on the letter we sent you.

Where to find your access code

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.

You will need to provide:

  • your mobile number so we can send you the code by text, or
  • your address so we can send your code in the post
Get a new household access code

You'll need to start a new household form and you won't see any answers you entered using your original code.

Need to answer separately from your household?

If you need to answer separately from the people you live with, you can complete your own census.


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

If you want a paper form

If you want to fill out the census on paper, you can ask for one to be sent to you in the post.

You'll need to provide your address.

Get a paper form

Continuation questionnaire

If you already have a household paper questionnaire and there are more than 6 people in your household, you will need to request a continuation questionnaire.