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Scotland’s census: North Ayrshire residents urged to take part in next phase

PEOPLE in North Ayrshire are encouraged to take part in the next phase of the Scottish census.

The Census Survey (CCS) is the second largest social survey in Scotland after the census itself, covering about 1.5% of households across the country, including some in North Ayrshire.

It is governed by the National Record of Scotland (NRS), and together with census data it helps to give an accurate estimate of the population of Scotland and the people in it.

The interview will be conducted door-to-door by NRS staff who have an identity card.

Craig Hatton, executive director of the North Ayrshire Council, said: “We encourage everyone who asks to take part in the census coverage survey to do so.

“It’s just a short survey that helps ensure that the quality of the census itself is of the highest quality.”

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Paul Lowe, Scotland’s registrar and chief executive of the Scottish National Record, said: “The census coverage survey is a key part of the census program and provides a comprehensive and accurate picture of returns across the country.

“This allows us to obtain census data that 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 survey. By doing this, you are supporting the census to provide it with many benefits for planning services in Scotland. Please participate if asked to participate. ”

CCS staff will carry their ID and can be verified by calling the toll-free hotline on 0800 033 4010. They will never ask people for financial information, such as bank account details, and will not ask for money.

A small number of questions will be asked that can be answered on the doorstep by filling out a paper form or talking on the hotline.

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