Not all addresses in Scotland are households. Places like hospitals, care homes, halls of residence or prisons are counted but in a slightly different way.
We call these types of accommodation communal establishments.
A communal establishment is typically managed residential accommodation where there is full-time or part-time supervision of the accommodation.
If you usually stay in a communal establishment, the manager or person in charge will give you information about how to complete your census questionnaire.
Communal establishments could be:
- care homes
- hostels or shelters for the homeless
- halls of residence/student accommodation
- prisons or young offenders’ institutions
- hotels, guest houses, B&Bs, youth hostels
You can check a list of places we consider to be types communal establishments.
Communal establishment managers
If you are the manager or person in charge of a communal establishment, you are responsible for providing information about the establishment and its residents.
We will contact you before census day – 20 March 2022 - to provide you with information and discuss arrangements for your establishment.