The Census is a once a decade survey of the UK population. National Records for Scotland (NRS) is responsible for the census in Scotland. For over 200 years, Scotland has relied on the census to underpin national and local decision making
Our session will provide an opportunity for you to hear from colleagues from NRS about their plans for the 2021 Census – how it is evolving to reflect changes in society, using new technology (the Census is moving online) and how they need to work with partners – government, community groups and the public to make the 2021 Census a success.. They will also outline why the Census is important and how it is used.
This is an interactive session with discussion and questions encouraged.
The aims of the session are to understand:
- NRS and what does it do
- why there is a census and how it has evolved
- current plans for the 2021 Census
- understand how their work fits around the NRS and how they might use NRS statistics
- understand the wider implications of the census and its impact on society
Collaboration with colleagues across government also offers a fantastic Networking opportunity.
You will need to seek authorisation from your line manager in order to attend this event. Any travel and lunch expenses will need to be met by your home department.
Where -National Records of Scotland, The Dome, New Register House, 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH1 3YT
When - 6 November 2019
Times - 10:00 - 12:00
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