South Somerset residents help shape the future of the census

South Somerset has been specially selected as part of a large scale test of the census, run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

This is an exciting opportunity for local residents to help shape the census which will happen in 2021. Test day is 9 April 2017.

Randomly-selected households will be sent a letter beforehand with a unique access code to enable them to answer their test questionnaire online quickly and easily – it should take about 10 minutes.

There will be census officers working in the area in April and May, and online and telephone help will also be available.

Your participation is hugely valued by ONS. It will help develop an online census for 2021 that asks the right questions and gets the maximum response. The more successful the census test is in South Somerset, the more we benefit in future.  

For more information on the 2017 Test: www.ons.gov.uk/census

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