Jay Swaminarayan,

The Census 2021 is coming up on March the 21st! Data from the census is used to plan and fund services in your area, and enable charities to use the information to help with projects. So as well as it being a legal requirement to complete the census, filling out the details correctly is vital!

It seems that in the past people have filled the census incorrectly, meaning the data collected by government puts certain minorities & groups at a disadvantaged position.

There are 3 main areas that relate to identity (national identity, ethnicity and religion) that we have been asked to provide guidance on.

There is also some additional material in Gujarati below to share with members of the community. More information can be found below and on the official Census 2021 website.