Posted on 06/26/2015 · Posted in General

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Dear Colleague

Please see links below for the consultation on the Census 2021 we urge everyone to complete this asap organisations and individuals can complete. It is important we do this so that we are fairly represented in the 2021 census

Main areas of interest will be identifying ‘Sikh’ as a separate entry on the form under ‘ethnicity’ and for more resources to be provided in assisting people who are not computer literate to complete the forms as well as assistance for those who do not read/write English (2011 Census was heavily dependent on voluntary resources of the community)

These are just some of the shortcomings in the 2011 Census.

We are happy to provide some sample responses in the coming days.

NB: Please note not all sections need to be completed you can go direct to the relevant sections once you have completed the mandatory questions

Public consultation on the 2021 Census in England and Wales 

ONS is encouraging people to respond online to their current proposals

https://consultations.ons.gov.uk/census/2021-census-topics-consultation 
More information on the topic consultation, including a PDF of  the “Initial View on Content for England and Wales”, is available at
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/census/2021-census/consultations/index.htmlAnyone can take part in this public consultation which closes on Thursday 27 August and users’ feedback will inform further research, development of questions, and other engagement activities.The National Statistician, John Pullinger, says:
“Decisions based on the census can touch the lives of all of us. Individuals and organisations alike are able to make better decisions based on the unique and reliable evidence base that the census provides. But we can’t run this major project alone. We need the help of census users to ensure that the census stays relevant and credible. So do please take the time to share your views through this consultation. Together we can make sure we understand as much as we need to about the population in 2021.”