Guide East Devon residents coronavirus update - 05 March 2021

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3. Census 2021: Have your say

Households across the nation will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.

The Census will ask residents where they think public funding should be spent - including on everything from services like transport, education and health to cycle routes, schools and dental surgeries.

It is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

The Census is a snapshot of who we are and how we live our lives. The information is vital for assessing community needs for services such as schools and Doctors surgeries as well as how our communities are made up and changing.

Census weekend is the 21st March It is so important everyone takes part and we have made it easier for people to do so online on any device, with help and paper questionnaires for those that need them.”

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations.

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