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NRS officials appear before Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee

National Records of Scotland officials appeared before the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee on 9 January 2020 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.

One week left to complete census rehearsal

About 72,000 households invited to take part.

People in Dumfries and Galloway, Glasgow and Na h-Eileanan Siar have one week to take part in the census rehearsal.

Around 72,000 households in those areas received a letter this month with information about the rehearsal and details on how to participate. This week they received another letter, reminding them that they still have until Thursday 7 November to complete their census rehearsal questionnaire.

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.