Countdown to 2021 population census starts now with east London rehearsal
- Credit: ONS
The rehearsal for the next national population census is soon to begin with a pilot in east London to see how the real thing runs in two years’ time.
Tower Hamlets has been chosen as one of four municipal areas together with neighbouring Hackney for the October 13 rehearsal.
"The census makes sure everyone's voice is heard," says census manager Dipen Rajyaguru co-ordinating the rehearsal.
Households are being asked by the Office for National Statistics about those living there on October 13 to test the process for 2021, when the government needs data to plan for schools, hospitals, GP services and social care in the next decade.
But statistician Iain Bell assures: "Any personal information is kept under lock and key until 2121. No one can find out anyone's details for 100 years."
You may also want to watch:
Those who prefer face-to-face help for the questionnaire rather than face-to-screen can call in at Poplar's Wigram House community centre in Wades Place, Monday to Friday 10am-2pm, or Bromley-by-Bow centre in St Leonard's Street 9am-5pm.
- 1 Fury as family homes vanish when Isle of Dogs landlord converts to bedsits
- 2 Man sentenced after teenage boy groomed on Snapchat to sell heroin
- 3 Two men arrested after police officers assaulted in Limehouse rave
- 5 Covid vaccination hub opening in Westfield next week
- 6 Police hunt after stabbing in Cable Street: One man hurt
- 7 Teenager found dead in Victoria Park
- 8 NHS nurse assaulted at east London hospital
- 9 Airbnb house party violence leaves police officer with broken finger
- 10 Death of woman, 75, in Mile End fire could have been avoided