The next census in England and Wales will be in 2021. The Census Transformation Programme (CTP) will ensure its success by making the best use of all available data to enhance the provision of population statistics.

The next census and beyond

The 2017 Test

A large-scale census test is happening in April 2017. This will allow us to test systems and services, and to try out proposed new questions.

Census Transformation Programme

Designing the 2021 Census and beyond, including the use of administrative data.

Administrative Data Census Project

We are investigating the feasibility of moving to a census based on administrative data after 2021. Learn about our progress and research outputs here.

2021 Census topic consultation

The 2021 Census - Assessment of initial user requirements on content for England and Wales: response to consultation.

Progress and development

Innovative approaches and new technologies.

Census data and background

All census data

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2011 Census

Data, release information, analysis, background and history of the 2011 Census for England and Wales

2011 UK censuses

Statistics from the UK censuses of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland paint a picture of the nation and how we live

2001 and earlier censuses

Data, design and background information for earlier censuses

Census Customer Services

Our customer service team provide expert advice and guidance on every census