In November 2020, Turkish Cypriot Community Association became one of the Office for National Statistics (the organisation tasked with delivering the Census), engagement partners. The Census an opportunity for us to feature our presences and ensure that our communities needs are highlighted.
What is the census and why does it matter?
The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The census is unique. There is simply nothing else that gives so much detail about us and the society we live in. It tells us what our needs are now, and what they are likely to be in the future. It also gives a snapshot of how we live, for future generations to look back on. Knowing what your community’s needs are helps organisations like council's plan and fund public services in your area and across England and Wales. Information you give informs where billions of pounds of funding is spent on things like transport, education, and health. Charities and voluntary organisations often use it as evidence to get funding. It helps businesses to understand us as customers and, for example, decide where to open new shops. Plus, those doing research, like university students and people looking into their family history, use the information. Without the census – and without people in all communities including our Turkish Cypriot community, telling us their household and home – it would be much more difficult to do this. That is why it is so important everyone takes part.
TCCA, has proud to be one the Office for National Statistics partners, and will be supporting, the community in being activity involved in completion of all forms, answering questions, providing support, and ensuring that this legal document, is completed, and in a timely manner.
- A key date for the census is the 21 March 2021.
- Mark this in your diary.
- Complete to form on that day.
- Return the form soon after.
- And that’s it COMPLETED.