Work continues at pace as we plan for Scotland’s Census 2021 some highlights include:
2021 Census question development
2016 was a busy year for Scotland's Census 2021, much of the activity has been focused on identifying user needs, agreeing our design plans and scoping our future research and engagement needs. Some highlights from 2016 included:
We have now published the Scotland's Census 2021 Topic Consultation Report (PDF, 0.5mb). This report presents our response to the consultation, updating our initial view on the topics under consideration for the next census.
National Records of Scotland have published a variety of microdata products from the 2011 census. Microdata are small samples of data for whole households and individuals, which include some associated census characteristics but no information that could identify a household or individual. Microdata products enable researchers to look at combinations of characteristics that are not generally available from the standard census tables, and to perform different types of analyses not possible from standard tabulations.