Census forms will start to drop through letter boxes this week, Exeter City Council has revealed.
The first forms were posted by the Office for National Statistics today (Monday, March 7), ready for Census Day on Sunday, March 27. All homes in Exeter and Devon, as well as the rest of England and Wales will get one.
The Census takes a snapshot of each and every household across the city and nationwide with the information collected helping to plan the future delivery of both local and national services. It is vitally important that a full and accurate record is achieved and for as many forms as possible to be returned, as a poor return will have an adverse affect on the finances for local services in the City.
All households will receive a questionnaire which needs to be completed with all the relevant information for that household. For the first time, this information can be returned either on line by entering the unique reference number shown on the form, or by post. If forms are not completed, the Office for National Statistics will send someone to call AT that household. Anyone who refuses to complete the form could receive a fine of up to £1,000.
(from a press release)