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One week left to complete census rehearsal

About 72,000 households invited to take part.

People in Dumfries and Galloway, Glasgow and Na h-Eileanan Siar have one week to take part in the census rehearsal.

Around 72,000 households in those areas received a letter this month with information about the rehearsal and details on how to participate. This week they received another letter, reminding them that they still have until Thursday 7 November to complete their census rehearsal questionnaire.

Scotland’s Census 2021 question testing conducted by ScotCen Social Research

NRS has committed to carrying out further testing around the sex question and guidance. We have asked ScotCen Social Research to conduct a survey to test questions that may be included in Scotland’s Census 2021. The aim of the survey is to see whether these questions are acceptable, easy to complete and produce reliable data.

Address check tests for communal establishments

We are holding an address check test for communal establishments in the areas of Glasgow City, Dumfries and Galloway and Na h-Eileanan Siar. Your establishment will receive a letter if you are part of this test.

This test will allow us to quality check the address information that we hold for communal establishments, determine how many people are living in each establishment and identify and engage with the manager or person responsible for the establishment.