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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.

View the results

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. Response to Audit Scotland report

    National Records of Scotland's response to Audit Scotland report

  2. Census awareness events

    We are holding a series of events to raise awareness of the census to stakeholders.

  3. Census education materials launch

    Education materials to inspire children to learn about Scotland’s Census 2022 launched at the Scottish Learning Festival.