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Scotland’s Census 2011 General Report

National Records of Scotland have today published Scotland’s Census 2011 General Report  and it has been laid before the Scottish Parliament.  This document reviews the entire 2011 Census operation from the early planning and consultation through to the production and dissemination of outputs and evaluation.  It provides a wealth of detail about how Scotland’s Census 2011 was carried out and what we have learned to take forward in our planning for

Gaelic analytical report (Part 1)

NRS has today published Part 1 of an analytical report providing national level statistics on Gaelic from Scotland's Census 2011.

On Census Day, 27 March 2011, a total of 87,100 people aged 3 and over in Scotland (1.7 per cent of the population) had some Gaelic language skills. This included 57,600 people who could speak Gaelic.

The key findings from this report include: