Households across Bridgend county borough are being asked to take part in Census 2021.

Census day is on March 21 and residents will soon receive a letter with an online code explaining
how they can complete their form. Paper questionnaires will be available if you would prefer to fill in your census that way.

Where it is safe to do so, local census support centres will be open to offer assistance for people
who are not confident online, who don’t have a computer or need help completing on paper.

The census, run by the Office for National Statistics, is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives the
most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried
out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.


Bridgend County Borough Council Leader Huw David said: “The results of the census help to inform where billions of pounds of public funding is spent on services like transport, education and health –on cycle routes, schools and dental surgeries.

“Understanding the needs of local residents will help everyone from central government to
organisations including the council, to plan and fund public services. It is vital that residents take part in the census to ensure Bridgend County Borough gets the very best deal.”

The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and
ethnicity.

For the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed
forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender
identity. In Wales, households will also be asked about their Welsh language skills.