Inspired by the 2011 Census that takes place on the 27th of March, Hardeep Singh Kohli brings his own questionnaire to households across the country.
In today's programme, Hardeep Singh Kohli travels with his clipboard and questions to households in Great Yarmouth, Leicester and London.
Amongst the people he meets are an elderly couple who retired to the seaside, a local councillor and a man who has been a guest at Shelter from the Storm's homeless shelter for the past year.
Through their answers, they explore themes of family, community and identity.
Some of the questions that Hardeep asks are borrowed from the census, whilst others, such as 'how many times have you been in love?' and 'when were you at your happiest?' are ones that he added himself.
Going from door to door with this unique questionnaire, Hardeep engages those inside in an intimate, moving, funny and heartfelt conversation, as he takes on the bold and sincere aim of gauging who we are as individuals, rather than as statistics.
Producer: Katie Burningham
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.
Hardeep Singh Kohli surveys the nation with his own version of the census.