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Fermanagh homes set for census ‘rehearsal’

OVER 4,000 homes in west Fermanagh have been selected to be part of a census rehearsal. 
Census Rehearsal Day is Sunday October 13th and the rehearsal is a small scale version of the full Census being planned for March 2021. 
A Census is usually run every 10 years to collect information on the size and structure of the population to help inform the delivery of services.
Dr David Marshall, Director of Census and Population Statistics, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) said, “The Census provides a comprehensive picture of our population to help shape public services. The Census rehearsal, which is taking place over the next few weeks, is a key milestone in planning for the 2021 Census. 
“The Rehearsal will allow us to fine-tune planning for the 2021 Census and make sure that everything works as efficiently as possible eighteen months from now. I encourage all those who have received an invitation to take part and complete their questionnaire. The more people who respond, the more information we will have to plan the 2021 Census.”
Most householders in rehearsal areas have received a letter with an internet access code to allow them to complete their questionnaire at census.gov.uk/ni. 
Other householders have received a paper questionnaire which they can complete and return in advance of Census Rehearsal Day.
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