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1 Sep 2021

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Latest from Scotland's Census

  1. Census staff have carried out more than 1 million doorstep visits in the drive to support households to complete their census.

    16 May 2022

  2. Teachers across Scotland are being encouraged to use “Speak Census”, a range of educational materials to help encourage children to learn about the census and the benefits it offers to local communities.

    11 May 2022

  3. More than 340,000 calls have been dealt with by the free helpline for Scotland’s Census, along with a further 60,000 e-mails and web chat enquiries, according to new figures published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

    6 May 2022

  4. Eight out of ten households have now submitted their census returns, National Records of Scotland has confirmed.

    4 May 2022

  5. Householders across Scotland are being offered a short extension until the end of May to complete their census return, National Records of Scotland (NRS) confirmed today.

    28 Apr 2022

  6. With less than a week to go to complete Scotland’s Census, Scots are being urged not to miss the deadline to fulfil their legal responsibility.

    26 Apr 2022

  7. As Scotland’s Census enters its final week National Records of Scotland (NRS) confirmed today that 700,000 householders across Scotland have yet to fulfil their legal responsibility and submit their return. 

    25 Apr 2022

  8. Two million households have now submitted their census response, National Records of Scotland have revealed, as they said the estimated 700,000 remaining have just one week left to fill in their return.

    23 Apr 2022

  9. Households who don’t fill in the census by 1 May are being warned they may face prosecution, which could lead to a criminal record and a fine of up to £1000.

    14 Apr 2022

  10. People who have not yet filled in their census are reminded it is their legal responsibility to do so and are being encouraged to get help if they need it.

    5 Apr 2022