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Sunday is Census Day!

Shauna Dunlop and Conor McKiernan, Census 21 Engagement Team remind everyone to complete their Census questionnaire by Census Day on 21st March!

Census Day (Sunday 21 March) is here! It’s your opportunity to be counted and shape the future of your local community.

Encouraging people to complete the Census, Dr David Marshall, Census Director says:

“The data the Census collects helps influence where essential resources, funding and services will be focused over the next decade. It’s really important everyone takes part as the information gathered helps with the planning of healthcare, education, housing, infrastructure and much more.

“We have already had a really encouraging response. So far eight out of ten households are choosing to complete their Census online which is great. The option is available to complete the Census on paper too. If you need a little extra help, there are a wide range of language and accessibility support available.”

David adds:

“Everyone is required by law to complete the Census and by doing so, you will help government departments, businesses, charities and other organisations understand what our local areas need now and what they are likely to need in the future.”

For more information and help on how to complete the Census visit or call the Census contact centre on 0800 328 2021.

Census packs have been posted to 840,000 addresses across Northern Ireland (letters with access codes or paper forms). If no pack has been delivered then the public should go online to or call the contact centre 0800 328 2021 to order their census pack.

Census 21 is a digital first form and the majority of people are expected to complete online. Householders also have the option to complete a paper census. A paper form can be ordered by calling 0800 328 2021. Our Census team is also available to advise anyone who needs additional support to fill in their Census.

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