Category Archives: Scotland’s Census Rehearsal

Life on the Census front line

I joined one of our census rehearsal enumerators last week as he visited Edinburgh’s Broomhouse district to ask people to return their questionnaires. I wanted to see what life on the census front line is like and – despite the cold, damp weather – the experience was a welcome one. I can see that it […]

Census rehearsal underway

The census rehearsal this week is a major milestone for the 2011 Census.  Months of preparation have gone into the drafting, printing and delivery of our census rehearsal questionnaires for around 50,000 households in west Edinburgh, Lewis and Harris. Our regional managers for each rehearsal area have been busy recruiting and training around 100 enumerators (census […]


With less than 100 days to go until census rehearsal day in west Edinburgh, Lewis and Harris, our census regional managers and their teams are busy preparing for the mid-March delivery of questionnaires to around 50,000 households. We expect census rehearsal day – on 29 March – to show our strengths and any weaknesses. In […]