2021 Question Development update: ethnic group

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 response options to be reviewed and/or additional information to be collected.

We recently published an Ethnic Group Update (PDF) detailing research and testing of the design of the question for Arab respondents.

This follows research and testing that was previously undertaken for a number of other ethnic and religious groups in Scotland, published in March in our Ethnic Group and Religion Question Development Update (PDF).

More information about question development for the 2021 Census is available on our Question Development pages.