Update on Scottish Outputs

08/07/2013

NRS have announced a change to the timetable for the forthcoming Census outputs, with Release 1C now being split into 2 parts:

  1. 23 July: population estimates by single year of age and sex for Scotland, Council Areas and Health Boards
  2. 15 August: population estimates and household estimates by Postcodes, Output Areas and Datazones, along with supporting digital boundaries and lookup tables

and, the first phase of Release 2 (Key and Quick Statistics tables) will be available from late September.

The latest version of the Output Prospectus is available from the NRS website.


Scottish Census Update

31/05/2013

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.


Scotland 2011 Census Update

08/03/2013

Yesterday, NRS published an update to the 2011 Census Outputs Prospectus for Scotland. The key points are:

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  • Local Authority level five-year age band population estimates (release 1B) are scheduled for release on 21 March, with single year data (release 1C) following in May.
  • Key & Quick Statistics tables (release 2) will begin in Summer 2013, Local Characteristics (release 3) in Autumn 2013, and Winter 2013 (release 4) will contain Detailed Characteristics tables.
  • Table layouts for Key and Quick Statistics are now available on the NRS website (.xls)
  • NRS are keen to hear from users if they should follow ONS/NISRA and change the order of Releases 3 and 4

All the Census outputs relating to releases 2, 3 and 4 will be made available through SASPAC.


NRS Beyond 2011 Event

29/01/2013

NRS are currently consulting on the Beyond 2011 programme and have planned a series of workshops next month to aid 2011 NRStheir research. The workshops will be held in Edinburgh on the 19th and 21st February, with morning and afternoon sessions on both days. To reserve a place simply contact the Beyond2011 team indicating which day and session you wish to attend.

More information regarding the event can be found on the Beyond2011 Events page.


Scottish Census Outputs update

07/11/2012

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.


Scotland’s Census Output prospectus released

22/06/2012

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


NRS Beyond 2011 Website

11/05/2012

National Records for Scotland have just released a ‘Beyond 2011’ website. In September 2011 the Beyond 2011 project was set up in Scotland to investigate alternative (to the traditional census) methods for delivering population and socio-demographic statistics in Scotland. A similar programme is already underway for England and Wales by the Office for National Statistics and the Registrar General for Northern Ireland will begin their own assessment following the release of the initial 2011 Census results.

NRS will not begin a formal consultation until Spring/Summer 2013 but interested parties can address any queries to: beyond2011@gro-scotlond.gsi.gov.uk.