Merton counts on you for Census jobs

Merton Council is calling on Merton locals to come forward and earn some extra money by working on next year’s Census survey.

On 27 March 2011 the next Census takes place and it is generating over 35,000 jobs across England and Wales, including more than 150 in Merton.

In order to make the Census a success the Office of National Statistics needs a number of locally based people to help get surveys answered.

A range of temporary part time and full time jobs are available from supervisory roles to general collectors. The roles are great for people who know an area well and ideal for anyone looking to earn extra money. The roles would also suit community-focused individuals, parents returning to work, students and graduates or those who are semi-retired, retired or pensioners.
The Census takes place once every decade and has been in existence for over 200 years. It is the only source of information that aims to measure the entire population, providing consistent and detailed information on the social and economic status of individuals.

Contract periods for the jobs on offer range from four weeks to ten months and so can suit a variety of people. Recruitment for 10 coordinator roles in Merton takes place until 17 October but recruitment for other posts in the borough will continue into early 2011.

The Census jobs website, provides you with everything you need to know about applying for a job with the 2011 Census but there are many advantages on offer including flexible working hours, job satisfaction from helping others and an extra cash boost to your income. Aside from this working on the Census can also lend you a chance to help develop your community and give you invaluable experience to add to your personal CV.

Leader of Merton Council. Councillor Stephen Alambritis said:

“The Census is very important for everyone in Merton. Having accurate information about the numbers and types of people in our borough can make a huge difference to levels of funding that local councils receive from Government. Because of this we really need local people to help us and the Office of National Statistics get as many people as possible to take part and fill in their Census form.”


Press contact
Emma Henderson
London Borough of Merton
020 8545 3327