Scottish Census Outputs update (April 2012)

23/04/2012

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 Census update

03/04/2012

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