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Scotland's Census

The most complete source of information about who lives in Scotland.

Find census results for a huge range of topics and locations.

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At a glance

Take a quick look at what the census tells us about Scotland.

  1. Population

  2. Housing

  3. Education

  4. Ethnicity

  5. Languages

  6. Labour market

Case studies

Discover how people and groups across Scotland are making use of census information.

  1. Making the case for the Queensferry Crossing

    Transport Scotland used census information to help decide on the need, the size, and the location of the new Queensferry Crossing bridge.

  2. Providing healthcare on Lewis

    NHS Western Isles uses census data to help remote communities stay connected with health services.

  3. Helping BSL users access services

    How census information helped in the development of a new service for British Sign Language users.

The latest news about Scotland’s Census.

  1. Sex question guidance

    Guidance for answering the sex question in Scotland's Census 2022 has been published.

  2. Communal establishment address checks

    Over the next few months we will be carrying out address checks for communal establishments.

  3. Census scam alert

    The public is being warned to watch out for scammers who claim to be from census, demanding up to £1000 in fake fines.