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A large scale Census trial is currently underway as part of preparations for the 2021 Census. South Somerset is one of seven local authority areas where the test is currently underway.  In all, 100,000 households will be invited to take part in the test, and are encouraged to participate to help make sure the census in 2021 runs as smoothly as possible.

Be aware that during the test, more than 300 temporary census officers will be working across the 7 main test areas from early April. They’ll visit households that haven’t completed the questionnaire to offer help and encourage them to return it.

The Office for National Statistics, who organise the Census, is recruiting staff in the South Somerset area to fulfil that role. To find out what Census jobs are available in South Somerset, visit and click on the South Somerset link.