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Census 2021 - Let your voice be heard

Make It Count

Census Day takes place on Sunday 21 March. This means households in England and Wales have the chance to participate in the once-in-a-decade survey.

Why should you care?

The feedback you give in the census can result in life-changing decisions that can benefit you and your community. 

How does the census benefit you and your community?

The census helps the council to better understand its community’s needs to ensure they are included in plans for local services that are important to you and your community. This includes needs for healthcare, employment support, library resources and other services that make a real difference to people’s lives.

The number of responses Westminster receives will help the council receive a fair share of funding from central government.

Where can I find out more information?

Visit the City of Westminster's Census page to find out more information. Then let’s get loud and make sure your household is counted.

How do I complete my census?

This year for the first time in history, the census will be completed online. You will receive a letter in the post with a unique 16-digit code for your household. You can then log on to the census website to complete your form.

If you didn’t receive an access code you can request a new one be sent to you via text message.

If you are struggling to complete your census online, WAES will be offering support from 16 March until 4 May to any Westminster residents.

Census Support Centres will be open at all three WAES sites including Lisson Grove, Pimlico and Amberly.

Both telephone and face-to-face sessions will be available, but all slots must be pre-booked. Bookings can be made via the main switchboard number: 020 7297 7297.

WAES staff at these Census Support Centres have had full training and are fully accredited to provide this support.

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