The 2011 Census is a survey of all people and households throughout the UK. It is the only source of information which covers the whole of Scotland and the UK on a consistent basis, while providing local information. A few questions asked in the census were particular to Scotland or to England and Wales.
The data lets us compare one variable against another, for example, household size by ethnic group. Such detailed information is a valuable resource for communities, businesses and public agencies. It can
- highlight issues
- provide an insight into market areas
- assist with planning services.