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Look out for your Census letter 

Households across Northumberland are being asked to take part in Census 2021. 
Over the coming weeks every household in the county will receive letter with an online code explaining how residents can complete their forms. 
The census is a survey that takes place every ten years to give the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. 
It is vitally important that everyone completes it. The results of the census help to inform where billions of pounds of public funding is spent on services like transport, education and health, on cycle routes, schools and dental surgeries. 
The national census is taking place on Sunday March 21 and will include questions about your age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. 
If you don’t receive your census letter in the next couple of weeks, please get in touch with the census contact centre on freephone 0800 141 2021.   
There are also paper questionnaires available for those that need them and help available should you need it. Further help can be found at or you can also ring the telephone contact centre on 0800 141 2021 where staff will offer help to people who need it. 

Leader of Northumberland County Council, Glen Sanderson said: 
“Census information helps decide how vital services are planned and funded across Northumberland so, whether it’s improving bus routes, schools, parks or NHS services locally, everyone benefits from taking part. 
“I hope local residents will all take the time to fill in this very important questionnaire. A successful census will help our communities to get the resources and services they need for the next 10 years and beyond.” 
For more information, and to find out how to get help, visit or call the contact centre on 0800 141 2021. 
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