Today the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee recommended that the draft Census Order be approved by the Scottish Parliament, allowing it to move to the next stage in the parliamentary process. We are grateful to the Committee for their careful consideration of the draft Census Order. NRS is committed to delivering a set of questions and associated guidance which enables all of Scotland to access, understand and complete the census.
Do you use census data? If so, we need your help! National Records of Scotland (NRS) is working alongside Storm ID to explore the needs and requirements of those who use or would like to use census data. People are at the heart of this work, and we want to understand your experiences to help us create an improved experience for users of the census outputs website.
Please help us by completing this survey which shouldn't take longer than 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The survey will be open until 13 March 2020 for responses.
National Records of Scotland would like to invite you to our Statistical Methodology Events.
We are looking to run focus groups with those who work in the public and third sectors and have an interest in Census data as part of their job. The focus groups will run for a maximum of 2 hours and will be limited to a maximum of nine participants per session. These sessions will take place at Storm ID’s office in Leith.
Following formal laying of the draft Census (Scotland) Order in the Scottish Parliament on 23 January 2020, Fiona Hyslop, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, along with NRS Officials, appeared before the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee on 30 January to discuss matters related to Scotland’s Census 2021. We welcomed the opportunity to hear from the Committee and stand ready to deliver a census that is not only fit for this digital century, but most importantly, delivers for all of Scotland.