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Usually every ten years (except during WW2, 1941) - latest census was on Sunday 29 April 2001,

Started in 1801, and now organised through the Office of National Statistics (ONS), part of the UK Statistics Authority.

Public access to the records is restricted by the 100-year rule, meaning that the 1901 Public Census is the latest data set available for public viewing.

Different variations to census data for individual constituent countries of the UK (England, Wales, Scotland, North Ireland etc).

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Every ten years. The last national census for England and Wales was in 2001 and the next one will be held in 2010. There are census' in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Every four years

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