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Scottie Press to help deliver most inclusive Census yet

Scottie Press is teaming up with the Office for National Statistics to deliver the most inclusive Census yet.

For the first time ever, the census form will ask questions on people’s sexuality and gender identities — paving the way for the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in national data.


Another community the census is attempting to reach out to this year is north Liverpool.


Historically, the area is underrepresented in the census.


It is hoped that Scottie Press, which has documented life in wards of north Liverpool for 50 years, will encourage a record number of residents to participate.


A pop-up Census Support Centre will be based in Scottie Press’ office to provide guidance and support for residents filling out the census form.


“To be able to be part of such a significant event is a positive moment for us.”


While lockdown continues, advisors can help residents over the phone.


Face-to-face appointments will be offered once Covid-19 restrictions permit.


Scottie Press editor Joel Hansen revealed he is “delighted” to be collaborating with ONS.


“It’s great to have the Scottie Press take on the role of a Census Support Centre,” said Scottie Press editor Joel Hansen. 


“The team are excited to get started helping community members out in what will be a historic moment for the UK Census, as it’s the first time it’s being done digitally.


“The surveys create a vital resource that supports important causes and help us as a society have a better understanding of the people and places around us. To be able to be part of such a significant event is a positive moment for us.”


Scottie Press Census Support Centre Opening times:

Mondays: 9am-6pm

Wednesday: 9am-6pm

Contact number: 0151 662 0283