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Scotland's Census 2011 Microdata published

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.

Topic Consultation on Scotland’s Census 2021

National Records of Scotland seeks first views on Scotland’s next census

Planning for Scotland’s Census 2021 starts today with the National Records of Scotland (NRS) asking for views on the topic areas that should be included.

A consultation being launched today on 2021 section of this website  focuses on the broad topics the census will cover. The aim is to encourage discussion and help NRS build a strong case for the inclusion of new topics in the census. 

Scottish Parliamentary Constituency Profiles and Regions

You can now learn more about Scottish Parliamentary Constituency profiles and regions. The profiles present a selection of interesting graphs and tables for each of the 73 Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies and 8 Scottish Parliamentary Regions. More information on these and other UK Parlaimentary profiles can be found on our Parliamentary Profiles page.