Posted by Editor on 2nd February 2011 at 11:32 AM
Salford Census upon us already
by Mark Bright
The census to count Salford's population only comes round once evey ten years, and it's coming up fast.
From 4 March the census questionnaires will begin to drop through your letter box. When the questionnaire envelope comes through the door, you’ll recognise it by its purple census logo.
In 2001 Salford's population was estimated at 217,000 using the results of the census. The numbers are important because funding is based on how many people the council have to provide services for.
Salford's schools, hospitals, emergency services, housing and public transport all need reliable figures for the next ten years to plan ahead.
Said a council spokesperson: "A full and accurate count is critical to Salford, as the figures produced, help make sure what you and your family need now and in the future can be planned for. Non returns of census forms will result in a loss of funding opportunities, which during these difficult economic times should be avoided."
You can complete the census online (visit www.census.gov.uk) or post it back in the pre-paid envelope. Completing the census is a legal requirement, refusal can lead to a £1,000 fine.
For further information see the link below or call the census helpline (available from 4 March) 0300 0201 101.
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