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News 2022

Monday, 16 May 2022
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Census staff have carried out more than 1 million doorstep visits in the drive to support households to complete their census, according to new figures from National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Wednesday, 11 May 2022
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As households across Scotland are urged to complete their census return by the end of the month, Scotland’s ‘next generation’ are also being engaged and inspired to learn more about the once-in-a-decade opportunity to shape their future, using new classroom tools.

Friday, 6 May 2022
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More than 340,000 calls have been dealt with by the free helpline for Scotland’s Census, along with a further 60,000 e-mails and web chat enquiries, according to new figures published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Wednesday, 4 May 2022
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Eight out of ten households have now submitted their census returns, National Records of Scotland (NRS) confirmed today.

Thursday, 28 Apr 2022
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Householders across Scotland are being offered a short extension until the end of May to complete their census return, National Records of Scotland (NRS) confirmed today.

Tuesday, 26 Apr 2022
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With less than a week to go to complete Scotland’s Census, Scots are being urged not to miss the deadline to fulfil their legal responsibility.

The census is due to close on May 1 and anyone who fails to submit their response by then could face prosecution and a fine of up to £1000. 

Monday, 25 Apr 2022
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As Scotland’s Census enters its final week National Records of Scotland (NRS) confirmed today that 700,000 householders across Scotland have yet to fulfil their legal responsibility and submit their return.

Saturday, 23 Apr 2022
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Two million households have now submitted their census response, National Records of Scotland have revealed, as they said the estimated 700,000 remaining have just one week left to fill in their return. 

Thursday, 14 Apr 2022
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As at 10 April 2022, 14,202 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Thursday, 14 Apr 2022
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Households who don’t fill in the census by 1 May are being warned they may face prosecution, which could lead to a criminal record and a fine of up to £1000.

Thursday, 7 Apr 2022
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Olivia has overtaken Isla to become Scotland’s most popular name for baby girls for the second time, according to figures on baby names registered in 2021 published today by National Records of Scotland.

Tuesday, 5 Apr 2022
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The number of people in Scotland registered to vote by post increased by 38% since December 2020, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Tuesday, 5 Apr 2022
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People who have not yet filled in their census are reminded it is their legal responsibility to do so and are being encouraged to get help if they need it.

Those who don’t fill in the census by 1 May, may face prosecution, which could lead to a criminal record and a fine.

Thursday, 31 Mar 2022
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New statistics from the National Records of Scotland help us understand the changing population of our settlements and localities.

Wednesday, 23 Mar 2022
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As at 20 March 2022, 13,684 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Friday, 18 Mar 2022
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More than one million households have already completed Scotland’s Census 2022, ahead of Census Day on Sunday.

These households are making sure their contribution count when it comes to important services in their communities, from health and social care, to transport and education.

Wednesday, 16 Mar 2022
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As at 13 March 2022, 13,563 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022
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New figures published today from the National Records of Scotland show birth rates continuing to decrease, death rates increasing, and the number of marriages rising beyond pre-pandemic levels.

Key findings from the latest quarterly report show:

Wednesday, 9 Mar 2022
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As at 6 March 2022, 13,429 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Monday, 7 Mar 2022
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New figures published today from the National Records of Scotland show that of 63,093 registered deaths in Scotland in 2020, 17,153 (27%) were considered avoidable.

Key findings from the 2020 report show:

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