Residents of Highland Perthshire will be asked to take part when Scotland, runs its once-a-decade count of the population this year after postponing it in 2021 because of Covid. The census will open at the end of February and every household will receive instructions on how to take part.
The census is the official count of every person in the country and collects information about where you stay and the people who stay there to help make decisions about how public money is spent.
The answers help to build a picture of the population and allows the government and other service providers who use the census to make important decisions.
The census provides detailed information about Scotland’s population, covering topics such as:
- type of accommodation
- household relationships
- age, sex and health
- employment, education and qualifications
- religion and ethnic group
- car and van ownership
There will be new questions added to the 2022 census will collect information about, trans status, sexual orientation. If you hold a passport, have served in the armed forces or are a British Sign Language (BSL) user.
More information on taking part can be found here https://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/taking-part-in-the-2022-census/scotland-s-census-2022/
While information on what the Census is can be found here https://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/about/what-is-the-census/