Census 2011 process begins

by Gráinne Byrne

Scotland’s biggest population survey will drop through the letterboxes of over 2.5 million addresses from today.

The once a decade head-count will inform Government and policymakers about how to position vital services such as healthcare, housing and education.

The Registrar General for Scotland, Duncan Macniven, who is charged with organising the census said: “For many young people, and people from the rest of the world who have made Scotland their home, such as many of the SPL’s football stars, 2011 is the first time that they have been responsible for filling in a census questionnaire. This month, they have their chance to make a permanent mark on Scotland.

The census will be filled in by householders on 27 March 2011 and have an impact for ten years.