As part of the Programme for Government 2018-19, the First Minister recently announced that the Scottish Government will introduce a Bill to allow National Records of Scotland to ask voluntary questions on sexual orientation and transgender status/history in the 2021 census and future censuses.
For the first time in 2021, people in Scotland will be encouraged to fill out their census questionnaire primarily online, with support and help available for those who need it.
‘Plans for Scotland’s Census 2021’, published by National Records of Scotland, lays out proposals for how the census will be conducted and the questions it will ask.
Do you use religion data from Scotland's Census? Can you help us in the development of outputs from the religion question for Scotland's Census 2021?
We are looking for a variety of people who use census religion data or are from religious groups and denominations to complete this short survey
We would like to capture information about your requirements from the 2021 census, and we are looking for contacts who are willing to work with us on the design of the religion outputs for 2021 (which may involve grouping some denominations together in some outputs).
Planning for the next census is well underway. As part of this, we are currently conducting a survey to test some new and revised questions which are being considered for inclusion in Scotland's Census 2021. Current testing is focusing on sex and trans status questions.
The testing will be conducted between 1 August and 15 August 2018.
Can you help us in the development of the questions that we will recommend for Scotland’s Census 2021?
We are looking for a variety of people aged 16+ to complete this short survey. In particular we are looking for participants who both work and study, as well as those who only work or only study.
Please complete our Travel to Work or Study Survey, this survey should take less than 10 minutes and will be open until Tuesday 24 July 2018.