Census is civic duty that will chart Yorkshire’s future – The Yorkshire Post says

THE census – a once-a-decade ritual – takes on extra significance this weekend as it will be the first occasion when the majority of forms will be completed online.

The 2021 census form should be completed this weekend.

That, in itself, will provided a fascinating insight into digital connectivity and the nation’s computer literacy.

But it also demands householders to do their civic duty without complaint and help the Government, and its team of statisticians and data analysts, to understand how Yorkshire, and also the rest of the country, has changed over the past 10 years, and also during the Covid pandemic.

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For it is this Census which will be used, for the next decade, to determine the allocation of public funds, and so on, and the response of each household to a range of questions, including their family’s social care needs, will be crucial to shaping future policy – and, hopefully, a more equitable distribution of national funds. That is why the census requires your co-operation more than ever.

The census will help determine the allocation of public funds over the next decade.

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