Scotland's Census are hosting stakeholder events in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow which will highlight proposed changes to outputs for 2021, including proposals for how we will output religion, ethnic group and language variables.
You can find out more about these events and how to book yourself a place on our Events and Workshop page.
Your feedback at these events will be invaluable in helping us to develop our plans for Scotland’s Census 2021.
Scotland’s Census 2021 will be at ‘The Gathering’ later this month. The Gathering is the largest event of its kind across the UK for the Third Sector. It’s taking place in Glasgow on 21 and 22 February and is free to attend. It’s organised by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
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.
Mnemonic (reference code): SAWGSHS11
Type: Derived variable
Definition: Number and sex of adults in a household with any Gaelic language skills. Adults are defined as persons aged 18 and over.
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.
0% of adults in the household have any Gaelic language skills
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:
We have now added a first tranche of tables of Scotland Census 1991 to the standard outputs section of the website.
Previously, statistics from Scotland’s Census 1991 were available online from the Nomis website and to users of the SASPAC software package, and also in published reference volumes by topic and geography.
Work continues at pace as we plan for Scotland’s Census 2021 some highlights include:
2021 Census question development
2016 was 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: