Play your part in Census 2021

Sunday (21 March) is Census Day and all households in Tameside will have received an invitation pack to complete the census online using the unique 16-digit code provided or paper questionnaire.

Many will have completed the census and thus provided important data that will help the government and local authority to plan over the next 10 years - including public transport links, GP surgeries, schools and community services. 

The census remains open until 3 May 2021 and any household which hasn't completed the Census for whatever reason will receive a reminder.

Households may also request a new unique 16 digit code or paper questionnaire by calling the Free Census Help Line on 0800 141 2021 or visit

Anyone having difficulties completing the Census due to language difficulties can contact the Free Language helpline on 0800 587 2021 for assistance and translation support.

Tameside Council is offering free support to anyone who doesn't have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone or maybe just don’t have the confidence to complete the Census online.

Help is available at the Census Support Centres located in Ashton, Denton, Droylsden, Hattersley, Hyde and Stalybridge Libraries where, restrictions allowing, people will be able to book a face to face Covid safe meeting with a friendly advisor who will take you through the process and provide assistance. To book an appointment, call 0161 342 2031. 

To find out more about Census 2021, visit

Meanwhile, Dukinfield Town Hall will be lit purple to mark Census Weekend. 

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