Census Act 1920

The Census Act 1920 (10 & 11 Geo. 5 c. 41) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Providing for a census for Great Britain (or any subsidiary part of it), on a date to be fixed by Order in Council, it remains the primary legislation for the provision of the UK census in England, Scotland, and Wales. A minimum of five years is required between censuses.

Census Act 1920
Long titleAn Act to make provision for the taking from time to time of a Census for Great Britain or any area therein and for otherwise obtaining Statistical Information with respect to the Population of Great Britain.
Citation10 & 11 Geo. 5 c. 41
Territorial extent Great Britain
Royal assent16 August 1920
Other legislation
Amended byCensus (Confidentiality) Act 1991
Census (Amendment) Act 2000
Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2019
Relates toCensus Act (Northern Ireland) 1969
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended