St. Albans Residents Urged to Take Part in Census
By StAlbansRobin | Saturday, March 05, 2011, 09:40
St. Albans City and District Council is urging local residents to take part in the upcoming national census. The results of the census are used for a variety of purposes, including planning of national and local service provision and the size of central Government budget allocations to the council.
The census, which takes place on Sunday 27 March, will record the age, sex, marital status and
ethnicity of everyone in the country in order to give a snapshot picture of the population on that
day. It is carried out by the Office for National Statistics every ten
Cllr Melvyn Teare, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability
at St Albans City and District Council, said: “It is important that
every household completes the questionnaire so that the Council has an
accurate picture of the local population living in the District. This
will help us plan services to support residents in St Albans City and
District in the future. The Census will also give central government
figures which they can use in making decisions about allocating future
grants to St Albans City and District Council for use in the community.”
All households will recieve the census form by post, with a pre-paid return envelope, or you can complete the survey online: www.census.gov.uk
The form can be completed on or before the 27th of March. It is a legal requirement that all households to submit a completed census form, with fines of up to £1000 for those who fail to do so. For those in St. Albans who need assistance in filling out their forms, two sessions are being held locally:
• The Old Town Hall, Market Place, St Peter’s Street, St Albans in the
ground floor foyer area on Wednesday, 23 March from 10am to 4pm.
• St Albans Central Library, The Maltings, Chequer Street, St Albans on Wednesday, 30 March from 10am to 3pm.