Census Day is Sunday 21 March 2021. However, you can complete your census as soon as you receive your invitation pack in the post. Your pack should be with you around 1 March 2021.
Why does the census matter?
The information collected in the census is used to help make decisions about how vital public services, such as education, transport and health, are planned and funded.
Census 2021 data will help to shape many different aspects of life in Northern Ireland over the next 10 years, including:
- hospital beds
- emergency services
- support for the elderly
- local schools
- bus routes and new roads
- rural support programmes
That’s why getting a complete census count is so important and why your response is required by law.