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People in Aberdeenshire urged to take part in Census Coverage Survey

By Kirsty Brown

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People in Aberdeenshire are being encouraged to take part in the next phase of Scotland’s Census.

The Census Coverage Survey (CCS) is the second largest social research exercise in Scotland after the census itself, covering around 1.5 percent of households including some in Aberdeenshire.

It is run by National Records of Scotland and, together with census data, it helps to provide an accurate estimate of Scotland’s population and the people within it.

The survey will be conducted door-to-door by staff carrying identification.

Chief Executive of Aberdeenshire Council Jim Savege said: “I was very proud that Aberdeenshire recorded one of the highest number of completed census nationally during the initial phase of Scotland’s Census.

“I hope residents and communities in Aberdeenshire continue to complete the next phase of the Census Coverage Survey so the most up-to-date information is recorded.”

The CCS is a standard feature of modern census operations having been used in Scotland in the last two censuses.

Registrar General for Scotland and Chief Executive of National Records of Scotland Paul Lowe said: “The Census Coverage Survey is a key part of the census programme and ensures a comprehensive and accurate picture of return rates across the country has been recorded.

"This allows us to produce census data which can be used to plan and deliver the services we all rely on from schools to healthcare, housing and roads.

“Even if you have completed the census, you may still be asked to take part in the coverage survey.

"By doing so, you are supporting the census to deliver its many benefits for service planning in Scotland.

"Please participate if asked to take part.”

CCS staff will carry ID and their identity can be checked with a free telephone helpline on 0800 033 4010. They will never ask people for financial information like their bank account details and will not ask for money.

A small number of questions will be asked, that can either be provided on the doorstep, by completing a paper form or by speaking to the free helpline.

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