2011 Census


Help tomorrow take shape

2011 Census: Sunday 27 March 2011



Census Collectors have now finished their work in Kensington and Chelsea and passed on any addresses that have not returned a form to the 2011 Census enforcement team


If you have not completed your form yet you now face a fine of £1,000 and/or a criminal record


You may still complete your form or request a questionnaire online at www.census.gov.uk


Help available

  • Find out more about the wide range of support that is available to help you fill in your census questionnaire.

Census films

  • Watch our new census videos featuring people from across the borough.
  • Find out more about the Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum campaign 'Count Us In'.


Read our new Census guide - 'I'm filling in too'

This guide explains what the census is, why it matters, what will happen and answers a number of frequently asked questions that may be on your mind.


Every ten years the Office for National Statistics (ONS) carries out a Census to find out more about the people who live in England and Wales, and about the make-up of local neighbourhoods. Census day was Sunday 27 March 2011, the ONS sent out around 25 million questionnaires to households across the UK.  The Census asks about work, health, national identity, citizenship, ethnic background, education, second homes, language, religion, marital status and so on. These statistics are then used to build a picture of today’s society.

Why should this matter?

Like all local authorities in England and Wales, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea relies on Census population statistics to get the government funding we need for public services. How much we get is directly related to how many and what kind of people the Census says live in our area. So even if the Census were to end up just a few households short, it could make a very real difference to people’s lives. The Census needs to include everyone, everywhere and that’s why everyone has to take part.

Did you know?

In the last Census, conducted in 2001, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea had the lowest response rate in England and Wales. Only 64 percent of our residents completed it, compared to the national average of 94 percent and 85 percent in London.

What do you need to do?

All you have to do is just answer a few questions about yourself and the people who shared your household with you on Census day. The information you provide for the Census is completely confidential and will only be used to produce statistics. The ONS will not share your personal information with any other government department or organisation.

You can do it online. You can do it by post. But you must do it.

The Census needs everyone to take part in helping tomorrow take shape – and this is your chance to make a difference.


For more information about the 2011 Census visit:

www.census.gov.uk (opens a new window)