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Census Rehearsal for 2021 to take place in October 2019

As part of our preparations for Scotland’s Census 2021, NRS plan to undertake a public rehearsal in parts of Scotland later this year.

We are aiming to make the 2021 Census more digital and accessible, available for completion online, as well as on paper. The rehearsal will help us test our systems and process as we get ready for the Census.

We are currently planning for the rehearsal to take place on 13 October 2019. We will be asking people living in parts of Glasgow City and in Dumfries and Galloway, and Na h-Eileanan Siar to help us by taking part.

Update on Scotland’s Census 2021 – Sex question development

Update on Scotland’s Census 2021 – Sex question development

After careful consideration, reflecting on the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee recommendation, stakeholder evidence during Stage 1 of the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill, and the approach being taken in censuses for the rest of the UK, National Records of Scotland (NRS) now propose to continue with a binary sex question in Scotland’s 2021 Census.

NRS scores on quality of products and services - Customer Survey results

NRS scores on quality of products and services - Customer Survey results

The results of the first large-scale National Records of Scotland (NRS) customer survey have been published today.

The online survey covered the majority of NRS public services and websites and all communication channels. It received 800 responses in total, ranging from ScotlandsPeople to Statistics customers.

Key findings include:

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.

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