Field work and planning areas
As part of our field operations for the 2022 census, we will divide Scotland into approximately:
- 170 field work areas
- 8,900 planning areas
We will use these areas to help plan and operate field work. We will also use planning areas for census data processing.
We will assign a team of enumerators to each field work area to follow up non-responding households.
They will visit addresses that have not completed a census questionnaire to offer support and assistance.
The number of enumerators assigned to each area depends on our estimates of:
- how many households are likely to respond without being reminded
- the success rate of reminders and follow up visits
- the average time of a follow-up visit
We plan to recruit over 3,000 field staff, split into 4 groups. These will include:
- regional managers
- area managers
- team leaders