Scotland’s 2022 Census – Have You Completed it ? If not, this may help

From an email received by the New Town & Broughton Community Council  on 1st April (& it’s not a hoax) from the Community Engagement Officer at the National Records of Scotland who are responsible for  Scotland’s 2022 Census.

As I am sure you are aware, Scotland’s Census Day was Sunday 20 March 2022. This Census is a Digital First Census, acknowledging that, for most citizens in Scotland, this is the preferred method of completion.

However, we are aware that there are a number of people in local communities where this may not be the best way to access the questionnaire, and we have been working very closely with Local Authorities and Third Sector organisations across Scotland to encourage and support these households to take part in the census and be counted.

Scotland’s Census is the official count of every person and household in Scotland, with answers helping us build a picture of the population of the country. Government and other service providers use the data we collect to make decisions on investments and planning, which makes it all the more important that the people of your area are supported to take part.There is still time for those who have not yet completed it, to submit it, either digitally or via the post.

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