Census data is actually very important in the scheme of things and is used by not only government, but business and is fundamental to politicians across the spectrum.

In 2018 the Stats Dept thought it would try to save money by encouraging everyone to fill out the questionnaire online. But that didn’t work so well as there are still plenty of people who eschew the Internet and rely on old fashioned communication forms — paper and Mainstream Media broadcasters (poor sods). But the codes for doing it online have now been delivered to all households by paper letters. Anyone who reads us will be doing so online, so we only need to remind to fill the forms in electronically that day.