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Ready, steady, census

The decennial census is almost upon us.

Households throughout Cumbria will soon be asked to take part in the nationwide survey of housing and the population. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

Information from the digital-first census will help decide how services are planned and funded in your local area. This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, housing or new bus routes.

Census day is March 21.

In advance of Census day, every household will receive a letter containing an online code, allowing them to complete their questionnaire online. Paper questionnaires will be available on request. 

Your local Census Engagement Manager is Gary Brady and if you have any questions about the census you can contact him at

To be part of this exciting event, why not apply for one of the many temporary roles available by visiting ?

For more general information on the census, visit