We have now published the Scotland's Census 2021 Topic Consultation Report (PDF, 0.5mb). This report presents our response to the consultation, updating our initial view on the topics under consideration for the next census.
National Records of Scotland have published a variety of microdata products from the 2011 census. Microdata are small samples of data for whole households and individuals, which include some associated census characteristics but no information that could identify a household or individual. Microdata products enable researchers to look at combinations of characteristics that are not generally available from the standard census tables, and to perform different types of analyses not possible from standard tabulations.
The start of a new year is always a good time to review what has been accomplished in the previous year, some important milestones included:
Scotland's Census 2011 Standard Outputs
The last set of planned standard outputs from Scotland's Census 2011 was released January 2015
Scotland's Census 2011 General Report
National Records of Scotland seeks first views on Scotland’s next census
Planning for Scotland’s Census 2021 starts today with the National Records of Scotland (NRS) asking for views on the topic areas that should be included.
A consultation being launched today on 2021 section of this website focuses on the broad topics the census will cover. The aim is to encourage discussion and help NRS build a strong case for the inclusion of new topics in the census.