It's the census!
As reported by Newsround: "The Census is a huge survey filled out by adults every 10 years which counts all people and households in England and Wales. This year Census day is Sunday 21 March."
It feels very relevant to our topic as it gathers lots of information about everyone, so that governments and organisations know more about the people they are serving. This helps them to make decisions about how to spend money and how to run things.
Children don't need to fill it out - parents or guardians do so on your behalf.
So what does it ask? When was the first one? And what happens if an adult doesn't fill it out...?
Read more about it here and have a go at the questions below:
- What facts did you learn that you didn't know before?
- Why is the census so important?
- How many links to our topic can you spot?
For a challenge, you can find some extra facts here!