The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. This helps to plan and fund public services in your area. The census took place on Sunday 21 March 2021.

By taking part, you made sure that your voice was heard, which means your community can get the services it needs.

Let’s Count! is a special education programme to teach children all about the census as we move from collecting to publishing census results.

It includes lessons to support your child’s learning across important areas of both the English and Welsh curriculum. The Let’s Count! programme explains why the census is so important, and how filling in the census questionnaire will help shape children’s futures.

New for 2022 are five fabulous census education resources. Your child’s school can use these in the build-up to the Census 2021 population announcement in early summer 2022.

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