2011 Output Area Classification Responses


Back in February this year ONS undertook a user engagement exercise on a new 2011 Census based UK Output Area Classification (OAC). A summary of responses (pdf) has confirmed there is demand from users for the 2001 OAC to be updated using 2011 Census data, it is expected that this will be published sometime in 2013. More details.

Scotland’s Census Output prospectus released


National Records for Scotland have released their 2011 Census Output Prospectus and set out a timetable for a phased release beginning with the first outputs in December 2012. The dataset release phases are similar in content to those in England & Wales but will follow six months behind those planned by ONS.

The timetable is:

Release Date Description Geography
First release December 2012 Age and sex, and resident households estimates for Scotland council areas, country
Second release Spring 2013 Key Statistics & Quick Statistics (equivalent to 2001 Key Stats and Univariate stats) country, council areas, postcode sector, OA, remaining geographies (health boards, parish…etc)
Third release Summer 2013 Local Characteristics & Local Themes (equivalent to 2001 Census Area Stats and Theme Tables) country, council areas, postcode sector, OA, remaining geographies (health boards, parish…etc)
Fourth release Autumn 2013 Detailed Characteristics and Themes (equivalent to 2001 Standard Tables and Standard Themes) country, council areas, postcode sector, remaining geographies (health boards, parish…etc)

The details (tables layouts) of the proposed outputs above are subject to disclosure control so my change, but final layouts will be published with each release. A range of statistical products on migration and travel to place of study or work are due to be published after the fourth release in late 2012

The prospectus is an active document and you can register for email notifications of updates by contacting census.consultation@gro-scotland.gsi.gov.uk

First 2011 Census results: Monday 16 July 2012


The date of the first 2011 Census Outputs has been confirmed by ONS today as 9.30am on Monday 16 July 2012. This will include:

– usual resident population estimates for E&W by single year of age and sex

– estimates of occupied households and short-term migrants for E&W at country, region and local authority level

– usual resident population estimates for E&W at region, local authority level by five-year age bands and sex

(We are also anticipating response rates and confidence interval information to be made available)

Further details and information have been published in the June Census Newsletter (pdf).

ONS Outputs and Dissemination event slides


The slides (pdf) from the repeat of the 2011 Census Outputs and Dissemination roadshow event held last week have been distributed by ONS.

Sneak a peek at SASPAC’s new interface


The first stage of SASPAC’s 2011 Census development programme has been delivered and a shiny new interface developed using sample 2001 data. A short 3 minute video is available and demonstrates the new ‘look and feel’ along with some of the current functionality. This interface will continue to grow and develop over the summer as we move towards the first Census outputs (2nd release in the output prospectus) released by ONS in November this year.

As always, we are keen to hear users’ thoughts, so please do get in touch with the helpdesk if you would like to be involved in testing and help inform the development.

ONS Outputs and Dissemination repeat event – 14th June


ONS are running a repeat of the April 2012 Outputs and Dissemination roadshows on Thursday 14 June at City Hall, London, SE1 2AA. The meeting runs from 9.30 to 12.15 (registration from 9.00) and you can register to attend by emailing 2011.Census.LA.Liaison@ons.gov.uk.

The agenda will include:

  • an update of progress for the production of 2011 Census population estimates
  • detailed explanation of the 2011 Census outputs prospectus
  • explanation of the planned new online tools and functionality to help users access and exploit 2011 Census data, and other specific datasets
  • a summary of feedback and comments from the April roadshows