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Press release: David Linden MP urges Glaswegians to complete census

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Glasgow East MP David Linden has called upon his constituents to complete and return the census.

The East End MP emphasised the importance of the census to the city, stating it would provide ‘vital data’ for public services.

The census takes place every ten years in Scotland and acts as an official count of every person and household in the country.

The National Records of Scotland have released figures that highlight that there remain just under 700,000 households across the country who have not yet submitted their census.

The statistics show that uptake in all local authorities remains below the 85% response rate target – with only 65.5% of Glasgow households returning their census.

The collection closing date for Scotland’s census is Sunday 1st May. A failure to complete and return the census may result in a fine.

Commenting David Linden MP said:

"By just taking a few minutes to fill out the census you can help your community as you are providing vital information that will shape important services – from new schools and hospitals to improving transport links and understanding different health needs.

"It is important that everyone’s voice is heard in the census so that the Scottish Government and other public bodies can make the most informed decisions about vital services, such as education, healthcare and employment.

"The census is both a civic responsibility and a legal responsibility, meaning it is vital that households across Glasgow return their census.

"I want to ask all my constituents to complete and return the census by the collection closing date of Sunday 1st May to have their voices heard."

More information can be found on the Scotland’s Census website including a toolkit with information about the census, accessibility information and sources of support for census completion.

Households in Scotland can also call the free helpline on 0800 030 8308.


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From nrscotland.gov.uk
Statistics on local authority response rate

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