Saturday, 19 March 2011

Friday, 18 March 2011

Ten Practical Actions for Promoting the Census [GLA]

Many migrant and refugee forums and community groups are working hard to ensure that community members complete the 2011 Census.  The Office for National Statistics, London Councils and the GLA are encouraging all Londoners to complete the census.

On 7 March the GLA invited forums to City Hall to find out about the Census from the ONS and London Councils, and to share ideas on how to ensure that migrants and refugees are counted on Census Day 27 March 2011.  Below are the Top Ten practical actions and other ideas suggested by the forums.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

VIDEO: Mayor of London Pushes For You To Complete the Census

Mayor of London Boris Johnson explains why it's absolutely crucial for London's public services that all Londoners are counted in the 2011 Census.

"Take the tiny amount of time- over a cup of tea and a biscuit. Fill that form. Whack it in and get services in London the funding they deserve!" 

VIDEO: 2011 Census - Being seen and heard [RBKC]

MRN Blog: Census 2011, will migrants count themselves in?

The 2011 Census is now underway and it is hoped it will provide an accurate snapshot of the population of England and Wales. There were significant issues with the 2001 Census and it is not yet clear whether they have been overcome. Migrant community organisations have been working to encourage and help migrant fill in their questionnaires, but a good response from migrant communities will depend on wider issues.

RESOURCE: Census in other languages

The Census has provided information in a variety of languages, including:

  • Akan/Twi-Fante
  • Albanian (Shqip)
  • Amharic
  • Arabic

Thursday, 10 March 2011

British Iranian Community Development Organisation

BIDCO's census campaign website

سازمان  BICDO    با همکاری سازمان ملی آمار بریتانیا ONS)   )، در صدد است تا  با اطلاع رسانی درست در مورد سرشماری، تخمین دقیق   تری از جمعیت ایرانیان مقیم انگلستان بدست آورد تا بتواند گام موثرتری در هویت بخشیدن به جامعه ایرانی و تقویت آن در نظام سیاسی، اجتماعی انگلستان، بردارد.

Count Us In - UK Census 2011 (Polish)

EVENT: Census Film Premiere (RBKC)

Film Premiere: Join us as we show local residents telling their stories!
5:30 – 6:30pm, 21 March, Committee Room 1, Kensington Town Hall

Watch the census 'come alive' - meet residents, community groups and council staff as we officially launch census week!

Latin Americans Recognition Campaign UK

SRCF is supporting the campaign for the recognition of the Latin American community as an ethnic minority during the National Census as a way to acknowledge the history, culture, identity and contribution of the South Americans living in the UK. 

Check out their blog: