Scotland's Census 2022 - Awareness Session (Gaelic & Scots language Speakers)

Scotland's Census 2022 - Awareness Session (Gaelic & Scots language Speakers)

Double rainbow over beach and sea, credit: Alex Clough
Wednesday 1 December 2021 - 11:00 to 11:30

Online Event

The Scottish Government

In advance of Scotland’s next census in March 2022, the team behind the census is holding a number of online information sessions.

Scotland’s Census is the official count of every person and household in the country. It usually takes place every 10 years, with the 2021 census moved to 2022 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The answers people give to census questions help build up a picture of the population. Government and other service providers rely on census data to make important decisions.

These can include how money will be spent on:

  • schools where our children are educated
  • roads we drive on every day
  • hospitals we will all rely on

The 2022 census will be a digital first census and they want to encourage as many households in Scotland as possible to complete it online. Organisations who support a wide range of groups are being encouraged to sign up to one or more of the online events, to hear about how the census will be delivered and how you can help get messages and support out to ensure that everyone can take part in the census and be counted.

Click here for a list of other available sessions.