ANYONE who hasn't completed the national census could be paid a visit from an officer to help complete the survey.

The census takes place once every ten years and was due to be completed on March 21.

However some Barnsley residents have yet to complete their census – which is a legal requirement.

If you do not complete your census you may have to pay a fine of up to £1,000 plus court costs and could be prosecuted – leading to a criminal record.

Census field officers are currently tracking down anyone who has failed to complete the survey and will be able to guide you through the process.

A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “All officers will carry an ID card with their photo and name , will only call from 9am to 8pm. Will never ask for money or bank details and will never need to enter someone’s home.”

For help with the census, click here.