Door-to-door calls for census under way

Field teams are calling at homes in Angus from this week.Field teams are calling at homes in Angus from this week.
Field teams are calling at homes in Angus from this week.
More help is available to complete Scotland’s Census for people in Angus from this week, as local field teams begin visiting homes which have not yet responded.

Following Census Day on March 20, around a million households in Scotland still need to complete their return, with their details accurate on that day.

Field teams will visit households to offer guidance and to advise on sources of support. For those in greatest need of assistance in Angus, the option to complete their return over the phone will also be offered.

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Paul Lowe, chief executive of National Records of Scotland (NRS), said: “Completion of the census is a legal responsibility, and our field teams are there to provide help. Our free helpline, 0800 030 8308 also remains available to provide assistance, including for those seeking a paper questionnaire.

“The census only happens every 10 years and its results will be important for generations to come. By taking a few minutes to answer questions about yourself, your household, and the place where you live, everyone plays a vital role in helping shape important services in your community .

“Our field teams will always show formal identification, and respondents can verify their identity by calling the helpline. We ask people to be mindful that it is likely that scams purporting to represent the census may increase. We will never ask you for money or personal financial information."

Further information and an online form can be found at