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News 2022

Saturday, 28 May 2022
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Over two million households have opted to complete the census online, according to new figures released by National Records of Scotland today.

More than 250,000 households have also returned paper forms taking the current national completion figure to 86%.

Thursday, 26 May 2022
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Of Scotland’s 32 Local Authorities, 25 now have a census return rate of over 85%, National Records of Scotland confirmed today.

Across Scotland, 2,238,784 households have now returned their census, representing a current national return rate of 85.7%.

Tuesday, 24 May 2022
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Householders have just one week left to complete Scotland’s Census 2022.

Over four out of five households...

Monday, 23 May 2022
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The first of Scotland’s 32 Local Authority areas have achieved a 90% return rate for the census – and more than half have now reached 85%, National Records of Scotland (NRS) confirmed today.

Sunday, 22 May 2022
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More than 37,500 households have started but not yet submitted their census online according to new figures released by National Records of Scotland today.

Thursday, 19 May 2022
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As at 15 May 2022, 14,699 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Thursday, 19 May 2022
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With less than two weeks remaining to complete Scotland’s Census 2022, the nation’s towns and cities will be getting additional support this weekend to help people fulfil their legal responsibility. 

Monday, 16 May 2022
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Census staff have carried out more than 1 million doorstep visits in the drive to support households to complete their census, according to new figures from National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Wednesday, 11 May 2022
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As households across Scotland are urged to complete their census return by the end of the month, Scotland’s ‘next generation’ are also being engaged and inspired to learn more about the once-in-a-decade opportunity to shape their future, using new classroom tools.

Friday, 6 May 2022
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More than 340,000 calls have been dealt with by the free helpline for Scotland’s Census, along with a further 60,000 e-mails and web chat enquiries, according to new figures published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Wednesday, 4 May 2022
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Eight out of ten households have now submitted their census returns, National Records of Scotland (NRS) confirmed today.

Thursday, 28 Apr 2022
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Householders across Scotland are being offered a short extension until the end of May to complete their census return, National Records of Scotland (NRS) confirmed today.

Tuesday, 26 Apr 2022
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With less than a week to go to complete Scotland’s Census, Scots are being urged not to miss the deadline to fulfil their legal responsibility.

The census is due to close on May 1 and anyone who fails to submit their response by then could face prosecution and a fine of up to £1000. 

Monday, 25 Apr 2022
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As Scotland’s Census enters its final week National Records of Scotland (NRS) confirmed today that 700,000 householders across Scotland have yet to fulfil their legal responsibility and submit their return.

Saturday, 23 Apr 2022
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Two million households have now submitted their census response, National Records of Scotland have revealed, as they said the estimated 700,000 remaining have just one week left to fill in their return. 

Thursday, 14 Apr 2022
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As at 10 April 2022, 14,202 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Thursday, 14 Apr 2022
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Households who don’t fill in the census by 1 May are being warned they may face prosecution, which could lead to a criminal record and a fine of up to £1000.

Thursday, 7 Apr 2022
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Olivia has overtaken Isla to become Scotland’s most popular name for baby girls for the second time, according to figures on baby names registered in 2021 published today by National Records of Scotland.

Tuesday, 5 Apr 2022
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The number of people in Scotland registered to vote by post increased by 38% since December 2020, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Tuesday, 5 Apr 2022
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People who have not yet filled in their census are reminded it is their legal responsibility to do so and are being encouraged to get help if they need it.

Those who don’t fill in the census by 1 May, may face prosecution, which could lead to a criminal record and a fine.

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