27 March is Census Day
Census day is 27 March 2011 and you will receive your questionnaire in the middle of March. You will need to complete your questionnaire on or around this date so that we can take a snapshot of the population as it stands on one day – to give a consistent picture for the whole country.
The answers you give should be about the people living or staying with you on that day, even if you fill in your questionnaire before, on, or after 27 March 2011. You will need to complete it online, or fill in the paper questionnaire and send it back as soon as you have completed it.
If you have not returned your questionnaire by 6 April, a census collector will call after that date to offer any help you need.
You are required by law to complete the census. Failure to do so may result in a £1000 fine.
If you need any help completing the form you can find further guidance on the Census 2011 website. You can also contact our Customer Services Centre who will be able to help you. Alternatively call into the Stafford Advice Shop at Greyfriars during office hours on 4,5,6 April where a member of staff will be on hand to help.