Next Census Will Collect Veterans’ Information For First Time

The data collected will be used to support the Armed Forces Covenant, ensuring specific public services can be implemented.

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The next census will collect information on Armed Forces’ veterans for the first time, it has been announced. Details about how the 2021 census will be run have been set out in a white paper on Friday. A new question will be introduced in the digital-first census with the aim to identify those people, aged 16 and over, who are serving or have ever served in the military. The data collected by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) will be used to support the Armed Forces Covenant, ensuring specific public services can be implemented where they are needed.

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