Do you have to give your name on census UK?

Do you have to put your name on the census UK?

We ask you to put names on the census because it helps you to include the people in your household, and it helps us to make sure everyone in the census is counted only once. We ask for your address because it’s the best way to work out how many people are in an area.

Can you refuse to answer census UK?

If any person required to complete the Census refuses to do so, an offence is committed under s8(1)(a) of the Census Act. The maximum penalty for the offence is a fine of £1,000.

Is the census UK anonymous?

We keep the information we hold secure and confidential. We may make data available to accredited researchers where there’s a clear public value and it’s safe and lawful to do so.

Do I have to put my legal name on census?

The personal information you submit to us is protected by law. We do not share it with anyone. You cannot be identified in the statistics that we publish.

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Do I have to give name on census?

Are names and addresses compulsory in the Census? Names and addresses have been collected in every Census, since 1911. Names and addresses are specified in the Census Regulations as Statistical Information, like all other Census topics. This requires the ABS to collect this information as part of the Census.

Do I have to answer all the census questions?

Guidance on how to answer the census questions. Whilst you are required by law to complete the census, there is no penalty for failing to answer the questions on religion and sexual orientation.

What if I lie on the census?

If you do not fill in the census, a census officer will contact you and encourage you to complete it. They will help you access any support you need to fill in your form. If you still don’t return a completed census, you will be committing a crime and you will be contacted by our Non-Compliance team.

What happens if you don’t fill in census?

You must complete the census by law. You could be prosecuted if you don’t fill in your census. You will get a criminal record and you could be fined up to £1,000. Providing false information in the Census is also a criminal offence that could result in prosecution, a criminal record and a fine of up to £1,000.

Why does census need personal information?

We are trusted to collect and protect information. The census asks questions about you, your home and the people who live in it. That is personal information that we keep safe and confidential by law. We have a strict security regime that follows government standards.

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Who can see my census information UK?

No. Your census information cannot be seen by anyone making decisions about individual services, like taxes.

Does census share information with HMRC?

HMRC shares personal data with the ONS for research and statistical purposes, and to support and inform decisions on the 2021 Census in England and Wales.

Does legal name include middle name UK?

Your first name — or “first names”, or “Christian name”, or “forenames”, or “given name”, or “proper name” (or sometimes just “name”) — consists of all of your names apart from your surname. There is no concept or definition of a “middle name” in English law.

Can I change my name on the census?

No, but please don’t worry. You don’t need to tell us about any changes. Once you’ve posted your form back to us, it can’t be changed.