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Census day is March 21st!

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Census day is March 21st!

Translation support is available for the following languages: Arabic, Portuguese, Urdu, Farsi, Pushtu, Albanian, Polish and many others:

If you can’t find your language, or need more help, please call our free language helpline on 0800 587 2021.

Lisa Stead and Sinead Leach are census engagement managers for Oxfordshire. They would really appreciate your support by sharing census messages and encouraging your networks and communities to get involved. 

The census benefits everyone. Without census data it would be more difficult to understand the needs of your community and for the government to allocate funding and provide services such as schools, housing, bike lanes, apprenticeships etc.   

Here's how you can get involved to ensure your community counts:

If you are a primary or secondary school you can still sign up for the census schools programme with lots of curriculum based lesson plans, resources and competitions. You could also encourage parents to complete the census and perhaps provide support to those who need it most:

If you are a language school you could help students to improve their English by teaching key census terminology and helping them to navigate the census in your lesson. 

There is census guidance in 49 languages and a free language helpline on 0800 587 2021:

If you are a housing association, charity, community group or any other type of organisation, you can support your residents and communities by sharing census communication material in newsletters and mailings and on social media.You could put up posters, give out leaflets or invite Sinead and Lisa to give a presentation or provide training on, 'How to help others complete the census'. They can also provide a census completion event to help individuals and groups complete their census

A variety of communication materials and resources are ready to download at:

Guidance on how to help others complete the census can be found here:

Please get in contact if you need support, further information or resources:

Thank you so much for your support!

Lisa and Sinead