Shaping your future
Edinburgh 's estimated census response rate reaches 93 per cent as non-compliance staff start work
As Edinburgh 's response to Scotland 's Census reaches 93 per cent, people are reminded that they risk a fine of up to £1,000 if they don't take part.
One month on from census day (March 27) Scotland 's estimated response rate reached 96 per cent - a similar response rate to Scotland 's last census in 2001.
People still to return their questionnaires are urged to do so now as non-compliance officers begin visiting households who have refused to take part. Warning letters have already been sent to around 400 addresses around Scotland .
Chief Executive of the City of Edinburgh Council , Sue Bruce, said: "The findings of the census are essential for the planning of public services. I would urge anyone in Edinburgh who hasn't already filled in the census questionnaire form to return it now to ensure that important demographic details are captured to help the Council and other public bodies to plan for the future."