All three census offices are planning for modified traditional censuses for 2021. This work follows a period of consultations, reflection and research about options for beyond 2011.
The 2021 round of censuses will be heavily reliant on internet delivery and capture and will seek to draw on administrative data sources.
At Nov 2015 census offices were:
Definitive information about the census programmes can be found at
The Census Support team take an active interest in census plans on behalf of users, attend advisory groups and prepare generic consultation responses. However, the nature of modern consultations make it impossible to adequately reflect the breadth of all users concerns and we encourage all individuals who use, or plan to use, future census data to contribute to census consultation processes.
Essential maintenance to our systems is planned for the morning of 19 December 2017. Users are likely to experience disruption to online services during this period.
The UK Data Service offices are closed from 12.30 GMT Friday 22 December 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018. Online services will run unattended during this period. Season's Greetings to all our users.