Thursday, 14 April 2011

UK Census 2011

I just had a knock at the door. There was a woman with the census form in her hand and asking us details about the household.

In the beginning of March this year we received a census form which I disregarded and eventually my husband binned it. I didn't even bother to check what it was about because I was in my phlegmatic mode.

I actually read about it in the news that those who failed to turn in the census will get a knock at the door or a fine of up to £1000. Wasn't really sure how serious they could be but to avoid any of these happening, I requested for the forms a week before the deadline on first of April and filled it in online.

But why did I still get a knock? The individual form I filled in didn't include some details of the house like how many rooms, etc. etc. Why on earth did have to know that? The census was about the population and not about rooms.

Anyway, there's an upcoming election on the 6th of May and they want as much people to participate. Or I think they just wanted to know just exactly how many immigrants are there in the UK.