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.