Census 2021

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

The census 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.

It will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets.
“A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put services and funding in the places where they are most needed”, Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at Office for National Statistics, said.
“This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, schools and new transport routes. That’s why 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.”

Census day will be on March 21, but households across the country will receive letters with online codes allowing them to take part from early March.
The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. And, for the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations.

For more information, visit census.gov.uk (opens in a new window)

Census facts

At the time of the last census in 2011:

  • 112,081 people lived in Erewash, including 4,868 students.
  • 413 people were upholsterers.
  • There were 741 kitchen or catering assistants.
  • 510 people were receptionists.
  • Just over 35,000 of you used a car or van to drive to work, although more than 4,600 people worked from home.
  • Erewash was made up of 177 different ethnicities.
  • Other than the UK, Poland was the top country of birth, with Polish the most popular language other than English or Welsh, spoken by 444 people.
  • There were 48 households with eight or more people.
  • 372 people said they were Jedi Knights.

Figures and statistics for Erewash, including employment and unemployment, can be found on the Nomis website. (opens in a new window)