Census field officers

Census field officers are now working in the community to remind everyone to complete their census and to signpost support.

Please share the following information with your community / client base so that residents are aware of the process and can avoid falling victim to anyone fraudulently claiming to be a census field officer.

All census officers:

  • carry official identification cards with their photograph and name
  • wear PPE, use hand sanitizer and socially distance
  • can show a critical worker letter permitting them to be out and about doing their job

Any resident can call 0800 085 8239 to confirm the identity of a census officer and the area they are working in.

Census officers NEVER ask for money, bank details or any other financial information. They will NEVER ask to enter a home.

They work the following hours:

Monday – Saturday 09h00-20h00

Sundays and Bank Holidays 10h00-16h00

If any doubt, always close the door.

If a resident feels threatened or in danger, then they should call 999.

With thanks and kind regards,


Valerie Newell

Census Engagement Manager, North Essex

Office for National Statistics

+44 (0)7452 939018