2011 Scottish Census
The census collects information every 10 years about the characteristics of people and households in the country. It is used by central and local government, health authorities and many other organisations to plan and provide future services for everyone.
Every household in Scotland will receive a questionnaire which asks 13 questions about the household and up to 35 questions about each person who usually lives at that address. Individual Questionnaires are provided to people who stay in residential establishments, such as care homes and student halls.
The answers we give to the census questions shape Scotland's future.
The results are used to produce statistics which help to determine how billions of pounds worth of public funds a year are allocated for services that we all need, such as education, transport and healthcare.
For more information visit the Scotland's Census 2011 website