The Scottish Beyond 2011 – Future of census statistics programme is participating in this years ESRC Festival of Social Science. NRS will be running two free half day events in Glasgow (7th November afternoon) and Edinburgh (8th November morning) and encourage interested parties to attend.
A presentation on Scotland’s Census 2011 followed by questions will open the event. The second session will focus on the Beyond 2011 programme and include a workshop focusing on the case for small area data. Both events are limited in number and so you are encouraged to register as soon as possible (using the eventbrite links above).
Following the publication of the first 2011 Census tables for Scotland (Release 2a) on 26 September, we are pleased to release these tables along with an updated version of the software (v9.84) to users.
These release included:
- 14 Key Statistics (layouts (.pdf))
- 23 Quick Statistics (layouts (.pdf))
tables for Scotland, Council Areas and Health Boards.
Instructions on how to update the software to v9.84 are available here (.pdf) and the supporting System files may be downloaded from the data page. Remember all our training materials, videos and demo data can be found on our training pages.
The next Scottish release (2b) is planned for 14 November and will include 15 Key Statistics and 9 Quick Statistics tables for all Census geographies (plus the Release 2a tables for the outstanding geographies). The latest details on the planned outputs can be found on the NRS Census website.
Please contact the helpdesk if you have any issue with this release or require any further details.
The Scottish Census has released more data collected during Scotland’s 2011 Census. The release, 1C (part 1), which can be downloaded here, includes:-
- unrounded estimates of the usually resident population and households of Scotland and each Council and Health Board Area, by single year of age and sex;
- unrounded estimates of the usually resident population of Scotland and each council area on Census day, by whether living in a household or communal establishment.
Plans for the future release of data from the Scottish Census can found here, in summary:
- 15th August 2013- Population and household estimates by Postcodes, Output Areas and Datazones, as well as other geography products (lookup tables and boundary files).
- (from) late September 2013- Key and Quick Statistics and Census Profiles.
- Autumn 2013- Local Characteristics and Local Themes.
- Winter 2013/14- Detailed Characteristics and Themes.
Yesterday NRS published an update to their Census Output Prospectus (.pdf), the key points were:
- Release 1C will be published on Tuesday 23 July at 9.30 am and will include population estimates for single year of age by sex for Council Areas and Health Boards.
- Release 1C will also include population/household estimates for Output Areas/postcodes along with digital boundaries and lookup tables
- Release 2, scheduled for late summer 2013, will include Key and Quick Statistics tables and be released in phases (A to D) based on geography (similar to E&W). Council Areas/Health Boards will be first (2A), followed by Output Areas and Data Zones (2B).
- NRS will not be following the ONS/NISRA plans to switch the order of Release 3 and 4 tables, with Local Characteristic tables (down to Output Area level) available as release 3 and Detailed Characteristics (down to Postcode Sectors) as Release 4. Currently these are expected from late autumn and winter respectively.
More details are available from Census pages on the NRS website.
Yesterday the NRS published their updated 2011 Census Output Prospectus (pdf). Some key dates for your diary are:
1) 17 December 2012: First Census population estimates by 5-year age bands and sex for Scotland, total population estimate for each council area.
2) March 2013: Population estimates by five-year age bands and sex for Scotland and each council area. Household estimates for Scotland and each council area.
3) May 2013: Population estimates by single year of age and sex for Scotland and each council area.
4) Summer 2013: Key and Quick statistics tables; Scotland level population estimates by single year of age and sex, Census Profiles; Population and Household estimates by postcode and Geography products.
5) Autumn 2013: Local Characteristics tables.
6) Winter 2013: Detailed Characteristics tables.
(Draft table design are available from here)
It is expected that as Scottish data is made available detailed UK-wide Census statistics will be produced by ONS – timings of these are not currently available.
National Records of Scotland published the first in a series of quarterly progress notes designed to keep users up to date on the statistical outputs from the 2011 Census. Some highlights:
- baseline table outlines will be published at the end of April together with a note of any significant changes made since they were first published in June 2011
- first 2011 Census results are planned for late 2012 (delayed from the original July date) – a full output prospectus will be published around the end of May
- NRS would like to receive users’ comments on a programme of Census analytical work
NRS are keen for interested parties to contact them with any suggestions for future progress report topics.
National Records of Scotland (formerly GROS) made available a 2011 Census progress report at last week’s Census Outputs Working Group meeting (UPDATE 4/4/12: ONS slides (pdf) from this meeting now available). The report covers all areas of the Census work programme and some highlights are:
- technical and resource challenges in data processing/quality assurance mean the first outputs will not be available until late 2012 (more details are expected in the output prospectus due later in April)
- work continues on reviewing the 500+ proposed 2011 tables checking for layout consistency and disclosure control issues
- a prototype online dissemination system has been developed and user testing will begin with Scottish Government statisticians and PAMS committee members later this month – subsequent versions of the system are expected to be made available beyond this group
- quarterly progress notes will begin to published from April
The National Records of Scotland (NRS, formerly GROS) have released the proposed (provisional) running order of Scotland’s 2011 Census outputs. To coincide with England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the first outputs (Scotland population estimates by single year age/sex and local authorities by 5 year age groups/sex) will be released in July 2012. NRS are inviting users respond to this document by email before 28 October 2011.
GROS have reported on the recent spring 2011 consultation exercise relating to the planned statistical outputs from the 2011 Census. Alongside the report they have also published a very useful set of pre-defined table outlines (still provisional) which are available in Excel. GROS are inviting users to comment on these designs, or any other elements of the summary of user responses, by emailing them before 31 August.
GROS have announced their 2011 Census Outputs ‘roadshow’ events. The events are aimed at providing feedback on preliminary consultation findings (deadline for responses is 14 May) and stimulate user involvement. Dates are:
- Aberdeen – 28 April
- Edinburgh – 5 May
- Glasgow – 7 May
- Inverness – 10 May
Registration closes 23 April.