There’s still time to complete your census


Published on
April 8, 2021


If you are a Nine Elms resident and have not completed your census, there is still time to do so, with field officers from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) currently visiting households that have not responded.

You should have been sent a second reminder letter from the Office of National Statistics, which contains a code enabling you to complete the census online.

If you haven’t received it, or have misplaced it, you can request a new code online, or call 0800 141 2021 to request a paper form.

Field officers will carry an ID card with their photograph and name and will not call before 9am or after 8pm. They will never ask for money or bank details and will never need to enter your home.

If you need help to complete your census, including help in another language, you can call 0800 141 2021.

You can also receive face-to-face help at a Census Support Centre.

The nearest centre in Nine Elms is at Elays Network – 68 St Rule Street, SW8 3ED. You must make an appointment. Call (020) 7720 6864.

Or visit Al-Nagashi Mosque and Centre (EMCA) – 283-291 Wandsworth Road, SW8 2ND. No appointment is necessary and the centre is open from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Wednesday and 2pm to 4pm on Friday.

The census asks key questions about individuals and their households to ensure local services in every community are informed by the best information possible.

The results from the census will shed light on the needs of different groups and communities, and the inequalities people are experiencing, ensuring the big decisions facing the country following the pandemic and EU exit are based on the best information possible, through the anonymised answers provided.

The ONS will never share personal details and no-one, including government bodies, will be able to identify you in census statistics. Personal census records will be kept secure for 100 years, and only then can future generations view it.

If people do not complete their census, they may have to pay a fine of up to £1,000.

Visit the census website for more information.

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