Hillingdon Council launches online exhibition to celebrate Census 2021

Hillingdon on Census exhibition
'Hillingdon on Census exhibition' / Illustration by Akbar Ali

To celebrate Census 2021, Hillingdon Council has launched an online exhibition called ‘Hillingdon on Census’ which looks at the history of the survey and what it can tell us about life in the past.

The exhibition explores six different locations across the borough, unearthing a different story in each – a farming family in Ruislip, Harefield’s canal boat community, Uxbridge’s vanished yards, a market gardening company in Harmondsworth, a ‘missing’ photographer and inventor in Hayes, and West Drayton’s own test cricketer and Hollywood star.

Cllr Douglas Mills, Hillingdon Council’s Cabinet Member for Corporate Services and Transformation, said: “The only way we can ensure that our communities get the resources they need both now and in the future is by ensuring that Hillingdon residents complete the survey. Please remember that the census is a legal requirement and households should therefore ensure they complete it by the end of March.”

Hillingdon Council is calling on all households to take part in the Census to help plan and fund public services in the borough.

The census takes place every ten years and gives the government the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales.

All households in the borough will receive an invitation letter in March from the Office for National Statistics, with a unique access code allowing them to complete the questionnaire online. Census Day itself will take place on Sunday 21 March.

The online exhibition can be viewed by visiting www.hillingdon.gov.uk/census-exhibition