Scotland’s Census 2021 Question testing

Planning for Scotland’s Census 2021 is underway. As part of this, NRS have asked ScotCen Social Research to conduct a survey to test new and revised questions that may be included in Scotland’s Census 2021. The aim of the survey is to see whether the new and revised question are acceptable, easy to complete and produce reliable data.

From Wednesday 15 November, around 3,500 randomly selected addresses in Scotland will receive an invitation letter from ScotCen to take part in this study. Taking part will involve completing a short online questionnaire.

Gaelic language skills: proportion of adults in household with any Gaelic language skills

Mnemonic (reference code): PAWGSHS11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: Proportion of adults in a household with any Gaelic language skills.  Adults are defined as persons aged 18 and over.

Applicability: Household


0% of adults in the household have any Gaelic language skills

Scotland's Census 2021 highlights

The spring and summer months were busy for the Scotland's Census 2021 programme with a variety of stakeholder engagement events held and reports published. Here are some of the highlights:

Question testing and development

As part of our on-going research, we hosted a series of topic events in April. Presentations and summary reports are now available on the following topics:


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