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Scotland's Census 2021 Question Testing

Scotland’s Census 2021 Ethnic Group and Religion Question Testing

Scotland’s Census 2021 are conducting a survey to test some new and revised questions on religion and 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 11 January and 8 February 2019. 

2021 Question Development update

We recently published our ‘Plans for Scotland’s Census 2021' which lay out proposals for how the census will be conducted and the questions it will ask. Alongside this, our topic reports detail the research and testing we have done in our question development. The census will continue to collect information on housing, families and individuals in Scotland that is vital to help shape Scotland's future.

2021 Questions and Outputs Events

Following the publication of our Plans for Scotland’s Census 2021, we are holding events in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow to present our proposals for the questions that Scotland’s Census 2021 will ask.

These events will update users about our on-going programme of question and outputs development.

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

Communal Establishment Information

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) is responsible for conducting the census in Scotland and planning is well underway for Scotland’s Census 2021.

As part of our preparations NRS is producing a comprehensive directory of addresses including detailed information on Communal Establishments (CE). These are managed residential accommodation where there is full-time or part-time supervision of the accommodation.

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