The statistics which are revealed by the census, which takes place nationally every 10 years, shapes decisions on local services such as transport, education and healthcare.
Fiona Bruce said:
“People might be tempted to think that this is a box ticking information exercise but the information it provides helps Westminster, Whitehall and local Councils in their aim to provide better services targeted at where they are most needed”.
“When decisions are made about the future of the Congleton constituency, they are informed by accurate up to date information such as our health, our age, and the distance we travel to work”.
“It is also not too late to ask for a paper copy if you are not happy or unable to complete the form online. Anyone who has difficulty with this need only call my constituency office for help” she added.
It is the legal responsibility for every householder to ensure that the form is completed and is estimated to take around 10 minutes per person.
The information provided needs to be about who usually lives in the household on Census Day, which is Sunday 21st March 2021.
The first official census was taken in 1801, since which there has been a census every 10 years except in 1941 due to the Second World War.
To complete your census, or to find out how to get help, visit www.census.gov.uk or call 0800 141 2021.