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Scotland’s Census 2021 question testing conducted by ScotCen Social Research

NRS has committed to carrying out further testing around the sex question and guidance. We have asked ScotCen Social Research to conduct a survey to test questions that may be included in Scotland’s Census 2021. The aim of the survey is to see whether these questions are acceptable, easy to complete and produce reliable data.

Address check tests for communal establishments

We are holding an address check test for communal establishments in the areas of Glasgow City, Dumfries and Galloway and Na h-Eileanan Siar. Your establishment will receive a letter if you are part of this test.

This test will allow us to quality check the address information that we hold for communal establishments, determine how many people are living in each establishment and identify and engage with the manager or person responsible for the establishment.

National Records of Scotland will appear before the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee

Officials from National Records of Scotland will appear before the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee on the morning of Thursday 12 September to discuss Scotland’s Census 2021. We welcome 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.

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