Taking part in Census 2021

Information on Census 2021

Taking part in Census 2021

Thank you for taking part in Census 2021.

You can still complete and return the paper form that we sent you previously in the post.

Visit our dedicated Census 2021 website.

Census 2021 and our other studies and surveys

NISRA is currently carrying out a lot of important work across Northern Ireland. This means you might be contacted by us more than once. 

We are carrying out Census 2021, the Census Coverage Survey (CCS) and the Census Quality Survey (CQS), as well as our ongoing business surveys and a range of studies about people, families and households. More information on our surveys can be found on the Selected for a survey page.

No one working on Census 2021 will ever ask you for your bank details or ask for money for taking part. Our staff will carry identification, will be wearing a high-viz vest, be using PPE and follow social-distancing guidelines, and will not enter your house.

By taking part in both Census 2021 and our other studies, you help us build a clear picture of life and the economy in Northern Ireland.

Censuses in England and Wales & Scotland

At NISRA, we are responsible for planning and running the census for Northern Ireland. Census Day across Northern Ireland & England and Wales was held on the same day – 21 March 2021.

England and Wales

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is responsible for planning and running the census for England and Wales.

Visit the ONS Census page to find out more.

Scotland

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is responsible for Scotland’s Census 2022.

Visit the NRS Census page to find out more.