Complete your census

11th March 2021

News, Student news

Wadham students – now is the time to complete the 2021 Census.

  • Census 2021 image and date

All students are an important part of the census and students need to be counted at both your term time and home addresses.

By taking part, you’ll be helping ensure that you and your student community get the services they need both now and in the future. 

The information you give informs decisions that affect student life, such as bus links and bike lanes, jobs and training. Therefore, it is key that you complete the form for your university address.

The census is an important national survey that takes place every 10 years and provides a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The census is unique - nothing else gives so much detail about us and the society we live in. 

As your circumstances may have changed during COVID-19 and you might not be in College at the moment, you must complete the form with your normal university address by Sunday, March 21.

If you are in college-owned accommodation

Request an access code to complete an individual census questionnaire. Your code will be sent by text.

Wadham students should use the following postcodes to obtain an access code:

Main site: OX1 3PN

Merifield: OX2 7DU

Dorothy Wadham Building: OX4 4LR

11a Lathbury Road: OX2 7AT 

If you are not able to find your room address on the census website, you should use the main address of the college building that you live in. If you are still not able to locate your address, further instructions are provided on that page of the census website.

If you are living in a privately owned shared student house or flat

You and your housemates should receive a letter containing the access code needed to fill in a household census questionnaire online. 

If the household has not received this letter or cannot access it, you need to request a new access code

The household census questionnaire includes some questions about the accommodation and sections about each individual who usually lives there.

You can answer separately from your student household if you’d prefer to keep your answers private by requesting an access code to fill in an individual questionnaire.   

The accommodation questions on the household census questionnaire must still be completed even if some household members complete separate individual questionnaires.

If you are at home or elsewhere due to the pandemic

If you would usually live in Oxford during term time you will need to be included on your household census questionnaire as well as completing the questionnaire for your university address. You can request an access code for your Oxford address.

If you are an international student

You should be included in the census if you're:

  • staying in Oxford now and have stayed, or intend to stay, in the UK for at least three months
  • not currently in the UK but attended in person during the current Academic Year, and still have a formal agreement to be able to stay at this address