Census Order and Regulations for England and Wales #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen


The legislation to hold the census in England and Wales on 21 March 2021 is now official. It became law at the may Privy Council on 20 May 2020.  The order may be read at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/532/made


The Census Regulations came into force on 23 June 2020 in England and 26 June in Wales. The Regulations include many of the operational details of the census, as well as exact copies of the paper questionnaires and descriptions of the online questionnaires. They are available to view online:  England: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/560/contents/made

Wales:  http://www.legislation.gov.uk/wsi/2020/555/contents/made


The Census in Scotland and Northern Ireland is the responsibility of their respective administrations and legislatures. The census day 21 March 2021 is uniform across the UK: Scotland http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2020/76/contents/made and Northern Ireland: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/2020/83/contents/made


To see the previous postings on the UK census  go to the archives of the IAJGS Records Access Alert at:  http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/ You must be registered to access the archives.  To register go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical  organization with whom you are affiliated   You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.


Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, JGS Great Britain for sharing the information with us.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee




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