Census information

A Census is taken by the Registrar General for Scotland with the approval of Parliament. The Census collects information about the characteristics of people and households in the country. It is used by central and local government, health authorities and many other organisations to allocate resources and plan services for everyone.

The Census Act permits a census to be taken at any time five or more years after the previous one.

In Great Britain, there has been a census every ten years since 1801 (except when war prevented a census in 1941, and there was an additional mid-decade census in 1996), with the most recent being held in 2001.

Profiles from the 2001 Census have been prepared for the following geographical areas:

pdf icon Unitary Authorities in Scotland [2Mb]

pdf icon Local Plan Areas in Dumfries and Galloway [1Mb]

pdf icon Wards in Dumfries and Galloway - 2007 [1Mb]

pdf icon Wards in Dumfries and Galloway - 1999 [2Mb]

pdf icon Regeneration Areas in Nithsdale [1Mb]

pdf icon Settlements in Dumfries and Galloway [2Mb]

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Tel: 030 33 33 3000 Ext: 64109
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Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
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