The Census Transformation Programme ran a public consultation between 4 June and 27 August 2015 inviting responses to their initial view on content for the 2021 Census. An overview of the received responses is now available from the ONS website.

The report provides a brief topic by topic summary of responses and includes summary tables about the numbers of data users, agreement with ONS’s initial view, and the impact on users if data were not collected.

A full evaluation of all the 1,095 received consultation responses, using evaluation criteria published as part of ‘The 2021 Census – Initial view on content for England and Wales,’ is ongoing. They plan to publish a full response to the consultation in 2016, updating ONS’ view on the information that will be collected, what will not be collected, and where further work is required.