As we reported last month, households in Ruddington will soon be receiving their invitations to complete the once-in-a-decade questionnaire – Census 2021 – which will be held on Sunday March 21st.
If you’d like to know more about it before you fill out your questionnaire, Ruddington resident Leia Morales, who is the Census Engagement Manager for Rushcliffe, will be hosting this free ‘Information Event’ online on Tuesday March 2nd from 11am.
The Census, run by The Office for National Statistics, gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every ten years since 1801, with the exception of 1941 – and all of us must take part by law.
Understanding the needs of the nation helps everyone from central government to organisations, such as councils and health authorities, plan and fund public services across England and Wales. Census outputs inform where billions of pounds of public funding is spent on services like transport, education and health – on cycle routes, schools and dental surgeries.
Information from the census is also important in helping lots of other people and organisations do their work. At the time of the Census 2011, Ruddington had a population of 7,216, of which 48% were male and 52% female. Both the average and median ages for village residents was 42. With a significant amount of new housing since then, villagers will be particularly interested to see how these and other numbers have changed during the past ten years. Census 2021 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.
During this online event Leia will talk about the questionnaire and its importance in Ruddington. She will demonstrate the Electronic Questionnaire and offer guidance on the support that is available if you need additional help to participate.
This talk aims to give you assistance not only to complete your own questionnaire but to have the confidence to offer support to friends and family.
You can book your free ticket HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/census-2021-rushcliffe-information-event-tickets-142220436153