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Scotland’s Census 2021 Question Testing

Scotland’s Census 2021 Ethnic Group Question Testing

Scotland’s Census 2021 are conducting a survey to test some new and revised questions on ethnic group. These questions are being considered for inclusion in Scotland's Census 2021.

Participants selected to complete the survey will receive details about how to participate. The survey will be conducted between 01 July and 29 July 2019.

Census (Amendment)(Scotland) Bill passed

New questions can be asked – but answering will be voluntary.

New voluntary questions can be asked in Scotland’s 2021 Census on transgender status and history, and sexual orientation, following the passing of the Census (Amendment)(Scotland) Bill.

The Bill will make changes to the 1920 Census Act to enable National Records of Scotland to ask these questions on a voluntary basis. The final proposed questions will be laid before the Scottish Parliament for agreement before the census takes place.

2021 Outputs Events

Scotland’s Census 2021 are holding events in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Dundee to discuss current plans for outputs, and further develop our plans.

These events cover geography, microdata, origin-destination data, plans for updating our Scotland’s Census website, and the different ways in which we will present data and analysis.

You can find out more about these events and how to book yourself a place on our Events and Workshop page. 

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