Who runs the census?

The census is organised by the National Records of Scotland (NRS), formally the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS), headed by the Registrar General, and overseen by professional statisticians. NRS works with the census offices for England, Wales and Northern Ireland to conduct the census on the same day and to provide comparable census results.

The census is held every 10 years and 2011 marks 150 years of NRS's responsibility for it.

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