Residents are being urged to take part in this year’s national Census – to make sure Nottingham doesn’t miss out on vital funding for local services.

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

Census 2021 Day is this Sunday and people will be receiving a letter this week from the Government with an individual code explaining how they can complete the form online.

It only takes about 10 minutes per household, and 10 minutes per person. The last one was held in 2011 and it is a legal requirement to complete the form.

Councillor Rebecca Langton, Portfolio Holder for Communities at Nottingham City Council, said: “The Census is an important thing which only comes around every ten years and it’s vital that everyone completes their form when it arrives.

“It is a legal obligation, but also it’s really important for Nottingham that there is a clear picture afterwards of how the city and its people are made up.

“Your answers to the Census questions will help organisations like the City Council make decisions on planning and funding public services, including transport, education and healthcare.

 “It will ensure there is an accurate picture of Nottingham and our diverse communities. It helps us make sure we get the funding we’re entitled to in order to deliver the local services that people need.”

Anyone who hasn’t received their letter, who needs further help or support to compete it, or knows someone who needs further assistance, please visit the Census website or call the national helpline for free on 0800 141 2021.

For help with the Census in another language, call for free on 0800 587 2021.