Census time for Bay!

Scenic photograph of Torbay

Surveying the Bay - Credit: Submitted

Households across Torbay will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021. 

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales.  

It will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets. 

“A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put services and funding in the places where they are most needed,” said Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at the Office for National Statistics. 

“We have made it easier for people to do so online on any device, with help and paper questionnaires for those that need them.” 

Census day will be on March 21, but households will receive letters with online codes from early March. 

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years.