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Census outputs consultation

Census Outputs Consultation

We have launched our consultation on census outputs.

This consultation covers a number of aspects of our plans for publishing census results following the data collection phases.

We are asking users to give us their views on:

  • the order and sequencing of topics published
  • the tools we use to publish data
  • the geographical levels that data is published at
  • how changes to census questions impact users’ planned work/research
  • what they need from the new census questions

You can read more about our plans in the consultation document.

We have also published a spreadsheet containing details on the content we plan to publish as part of census outputs.

Once users have reviewed our plans they can provide feedback. Information on how to respond and links to the consultation are available below on this page.

We are also holding online stakeholder events about the consultation on 26 October (10.30am - 11.30am) and 2 November between (2.30pm – 3.30pm). You can find out more details about the events and sign up here.

Census outputs consultation questionnaire

You can provide a response to any or all topics. However, please answer all of the questions for each of the topics that you choose to respond to.

Your responses will help us fully understand your requirements.

You can respond to the to the Scotland's Census 2022 outputs consultation survey online using the Survey Monkey questionnaire

If you wish to respond to this consultation via email or on paper, please complete a consultation questionnaire and send to one of the following:

e-mail: [email protected]


post:            Scotland’s Census 2022 Outputs Consultation
                     Ladywell House
                     Ladywell Road
                     Edinburgh
                     EH12 7TF

How we use your data 

We collect information from respondents to help us better understand who our data users are and what their user needs are. We ask for respondents for their name, email address, how they use census data and some details on their organisation if they are responding in a professional capacity. 

We may publish responses we receive, but will only attribute them to you with your permission. We will use your email address to send you an acknowledgement when you submit your response and also to let you know when responses are published, provided you have told us you want receive these notifications. 

For more information about how NRS collects and processes your personal information please see our privacy notice.  

If you are responding via Survey monkey you can read their privacy notice here.