The 2011 Census of England and Wales will take place on March 27. For the first time ever, British householders will have the opportunity to submit their census answers online.
25 million household questionnaires are being mailed by the middle of March, one to every residence in England and Wales. People will be able to complete the questionnaire online beginning March 4 at www.census.gov.uk. The paper questionnaire has a code on the front that will be the key to unlock the online questionnaire.
There will be separate censuses across the UK on March 27, 2011, organized by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in England and Wales, the General Register Office for Scotland, and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. UK laws require all households to return the census questionnaires or submit online. People who have not returned their questionnaire by April 6 will be called by a census collector soon afterward.