The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) is carrying out an assessment of the 2021 Censuses for Scotland, England and Wales, and Northern Ireland. OSR will be assessing the extent to which the censuses meet the professional standards set out in the statutory Code of Practice for Statistics.
Following the publication of our Plans for Scotland’s Census 2021, NRS have undertaken further investigation into a limited number of requests which were made for the ethnic group and religion response options to be reviewed and/or additional information to be collected.
Have your say
National Records of Scotland (NRS) today launches a survey to seek customer views on its services and products.
The online survey covers a wide range of our public-facing services – from Statistics customer services and Extract services to the Historical and Legal search rooms and ScotlandsPeople centre and website.
Paul Lowe, Chief Executive of National Records of Scotland, said:
2021 Ethnic Group and Religion Questions Update Event
We are holding events in Edinburgh and Glasgow to present our proposals for the questions that Scotland’s Census 2021 will ask. This follows further investigation into changes to response options and collection of additional information in the ethnic group and religion questions.
For more information and to book on one of these events visit our events page.
Scotland’s Census 2021 will be at ‘The Gathering’ later this month. The Gathering is the largest event of its kind across the UK for the Third Sector. It’s taking place in Glasgow on 20 and 21 February and is free to attend. It’s organised by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.