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Originally posted by Rob37n
The forms aren't exactly onerous to complete. It asks basic information about you and your family, a little about any visitors on the day of the census, and some details about your house, numbers of rooms.
Compared to the information held about us on the databases of the super markets, and our shopping habits, the banks and our travel and spending patterns, our levels of debt and so on. There are the insurance companies who know what we own and details of any illnesses we may have. Of course the biggest intrusion is your ISP who know all your dirty secrets and porn browsing preferences
I wouldn't worry about the census form to be honest, any and all information TPTB need about you they already posses or can lay their hands on at very short notice. The census form doesn't tell anyone of ill-intent anything they don't know already.edit on 22/2/1111 by Rob37n because: Speeling mistook
It is a legal requirement for everyone to complete the census, which takes place once every 10 years, with the next national survey due to be conducted on 27 March. The results are used to help plan public services, including school places, hospitals, and transport. Persistent refusal to complete the form can lead to prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000. But the Office for National Statistics, which organises the survey, admitted that while three million people failed to complete the 2001 census, only 38 were convicted.