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One week left to complete the census

Householders have just one week left to complete Scotland’s Census 2022.


Over four out of five households (84.8%) across the country have already fulfilled their legal responsibility and filled in the census online or on paper.


Angus Robertson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture said:


“Thank you to the more than 2.2 million households who have already filled in their census and made sure that they are counted.

“Time is running out for the remaining households to ensure they’re included in the big decisions which are taken on public services like schools, hospitals, housing and public transport. Don’t delay any further, get it done today.”


Paul Lowe, Chief Executive of National Records of Scotland, said:


“There is only one week to fill in your census and avoid the risk of a fine of up to £1,000.

“If you need help get in touch by phone or on our website. Support is there if you need it.

“I’m most grateful to the groups who are working with us to support the communities they serve to complete the census.

“If you see us out and about in your community and you haven’t yet filled in the census take that opportunity to get it done.”


The website is and the helpline number is 0800 030 8308.