My Two Census

Formerly the non-partisan watchdog of the 2010 US Census, and currently an opinion blog that covers all things political, media, foreign policy, globalization, and culture…but sometimes returning to its census/demographics roots.

Census Day in the UK: March 27, 2011

Check out this AP report from the United Kingdom:

Around 35,000 temporary jobs are to be created to work on the next national census, it has been announced.

The Office for National Statistics said the £25 million contract had been awarded to Capita to deliver the project in England and Wales in 2011.

A rehearsal will be held this October before the actual census takes place on March 27, 2011.

The jobs will include area managers and teams of checkers as well as delivery and collection staff.

The census will involve collecting information from more than 25 million households and is held every 10 years.

Census director Glen Watson said of the contract: “It is a significant milestone in our planning for the next census which is now just two years away.

“Information from the census helps to inform many decisions made by central and local governments about policies, planning and services.

“The census provides vital information that helps to allocate funding for national and local services, so it is critical that we recruit the right people.”