NRS are currently consulting on the Beyond 2011 programme and have planned a series of workshops next month to aid their research. The workshops will be held in Edinburgh on the 19th and 21st February, with morning and afternoon sessions on both days. To reserve a place simply contact the Beyond2011 team indicating which day and session you wish to attend.
More information regarding the event can be found on the Beyond2011 Events page.
ONS have announced three seminars as part of the Beyond 2011 programme, these are planned for:
(*extension to the Welsh Government’s Beyond 2011 External Advisory Group meeting)
ONS expect the events will cover developments in the Programme, including investigations into the options, research progress and how they are taking forward the business case and quantification of benefits. There will be the opportunity to participate in group work and a panel session in the afternoon. Contact the Beyond 2011 team to reserve your place.
ONS have just completed a series of very interesting and insightful workshops aimed at helping users’ understand how the Census population estimates are created. The events described the processes ONS went through to get from the raw Census counts to the Census population estimates and included:
- Estimating under-enumeration (Dual System Estimation – see the Johnny Ball video below for a 5min explanation!)
- Estimating for bias
- Estimating for overcount
- Under-enumeration in Communal Establishments and nationally
- Quality Assuring the estimates
The slides (pdf) from the event are available.
A reminder that the first Census Outputs for England & Wales will be released on Monday 16 July at 11.00, these will include:
- Local Authority Usual Resident population estimates (totals, males and females by 5-year age bands)
- Local Authority household space estimate and short-term migrants
- Supporting Quality Assurance data (components of the census estimate, confidence intervals, comparisons with other data sources)
- Explanatory Papers
- Data visualisations
The data will be released as Excel files.
The 2012 British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) 2012 conference will be held at the University of Nottingham from 10-12 September. The current call for papers closes on 11 May.
In addition to the usual conference workstream presentations, meetings and networking opportunities, last year’s conference saw the introduction of a training session aimed at Local Authority demographers. Having been very well received, a similar course is planned for this year.
If you are not already a BSPS member you can join here for a small fee (that can be recouped by a discounted conference charge!).
ONS are running a 2011 Census analytical products workshop on 21 March 2012, 10-3 at Britannia Hotel, Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3LA. This will be the same as the previous workshop held in London back in October last year (the materials from which can be found here) and will deal with ONS’ current proposals for 2011 Census analytical products. If you are interested in attending email email@example.com, places are on a first come, first served basis.
An ONS news release today marks the beginning of a two year consultation exercise into suitable replacements for the Census. The ‘Beyond 2011‘ programme will examine options for producing detailed information about small areas and neighbourhoods that have traditionally been outputs from the census. The first stage, begins today, is a public consultation aimed at understanding user requirements for statistical data in the future.
Consultation documents can be found here (although the document was not available at the time of writing) and the programme team can be contacted by email. Users interested in this work may wish to attend an RSS ‘Looking Beyond 2011′ event being held on 21/10/11.