Enumeration districts planned (and
maps produced) by ONS1999 and 2000.
Census Manager for Wales recruited
100 Census Area Managers recruited
Census Area Managers recruit 2000
Census District Managers (by November 2000).
Maps distributed to Census District
Managers November/December 2000.
Census District Managers check maps
and Enumeration Districts end 2000/early 2001 and advise of changes
they thought necessarysome re-planning of Enumeration Districts
and re-supply of maps early 2001.
30 million Census Forms printed by
Polestar (Lockheed Martin's subcontractor)second half of
Census Forms distributed by TNT to
2000 Census District ManagersJanuary to March 2001.
Census District Managers recruit
6,000 Team Leaders and 63,000 enumerators January to March 2001.
Census District Managers appoint
and allocate enumerators to Enumeration Districts (March 2001).
9 April to Census DayEnumerators
familiarise themselves with their area and attempt to make contact
with all households in their Enumeration Districts (up to three
visits) and hand over forms.
Forms left through letterbox if no
Householders return Census Forms
by mailcome into 70 sorting centres.
Royal Mail return posted Census Forms
to Census District Managers via Royal Mail local delivery offices
(end April through May 2001).
Census District Managers check-off
posted returns and allocate enumerators (sometimes in teams) to
follow-up non-posted forms (10 May to 18 May, extended in some
areas to 28 May).
Census Coverage Survey (24 May to
Enumerator and Team Leader duties
cease (by end May).
Census Area Managers cease duties
(end June 2001).
Census District Managers cease duties
Postal returns redirected to Census
HQ (30 May onwards).
TNT collect Census forms and take
direct to Census Processing Office at Widnes (June 2001).
Lockheed Martin start processing
(Scanning, image recognition, and coding of Census Forms) starts
at Widnes (mid-June 2001). Finishes end March 2002.
Further (statistical) processing
at TitchfieldSeptember 2001 to June 2002.
First Output August 2002.