National Records of Scotland Census update

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

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