Last updated
20 Jan 2022

During term time, do you live at the address on the front of this questionnaire or at another address?

What does ‘term-time’ mean? Does this cover exams?

Term-time is the part of the year when classes, lectures or exams are held in schools, colleges or universities.

I split my time between my term-time and home address. How do I answer?

If you live at more than one address during term-time, select the option that describes where you spend most time.

How do I answer for children who go to boarding school?

Children who board for three nights a week or fewer are considered to live at their home address during term-time.

Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic I am  currently staying at a different address than where I would usually stay, how do I answer?

Answer about the address where you are currently staying during term-time.

Why is this question asked?

We ask questions about people in full-time education to make sure we collect information for schoolchildren and students at both their term-time and home address. The term-time population is used to work out how some funding is given to local authorities.

Asking this question also helps us make sure that you are only asked appropriate questions in the census. 

How do I answer this question?

Select one option only.

Who should answer this question?

This question should be answered for schoolchildren and students who are aged 4 or over and in full time education.

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