Census 2021 roles


Multiple roles across England and Wales



We’re hiring over 35,000 people like you in a range of exciting temporary roles to make Census 2021 a success.

The census is a survey of the entire population of England and Wales that happens every 10 years. It’s run by the Office for National Statistics. Whether you’re interested in beginning your career, leading a team or sharpening your management skills, there’s a job for you.


Job description

Over the coming months, we will be looking for applicants for exciting new temporary roles at all levels. All field team members will enjoy a range of rewards including generous pay and benefits, full training and ongoing support.

Keep reading to find out more about some of the roles that will be available.

Census officer
If you like working with the community and talking to people, this is the role for you. You will knock on doors to champion the census, boost response rates and make sure residents have the right support to fill in their form.

Census team leader
Enjoy leading and getting the best out of others? Our team leaders oversee and co-ordinate the field operation in their area. They guide a team of census officers and provide the tools and expertise that their team needs to succeed.

Census area manager
You will enjoy active, people-focused work to motivate and manage our team leaders. You will track their performance and make sure their teams visit addresses – sometimes several times – to help everyone complete the census.


Our census roles are being designed to safeguard the health and safety of all candidates and staff. We are doing everything reasonably practical to reduce any risks caused by Covid-19.



• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension


Apply today!