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Online Collection Instrument – User Research activities

The Scotland’s Census 2021 programme is undertaking user research work to support and inform the development of the online collection instrument which the general public will access to complete their census questionnaires online in 2021.

The research is being taken forward on behalf of Scotland’s Census 2021 by Taylor McKenzie Research & Marketing (TMK). TMK are currently recruiting people from a range of communities and population groups to assist us with this research. It is possible you may receive a call from them asking you if you’d like to take part.

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.