The Scottish Beyond 2011 – Future of census statistics programme is participating in this years ESRC Festival of Social Science. NRS will be running two free half day events in Glasgow (7th November afternoon) and Edinburgh (8th November morning) and encourage interested parties to attend.
A presentation on Scotland’s Census 2011 followed by questions will open the event. The second session will focus on the Beyond 2011 programme and include a workshop focusing on the case for small area data. Both events are limited in number and so you are encouraged to register as soon as possible (using the eventbrite links above).
Census users’ interested in responding to current ONS consultation on the future of the Census may find the attached Word version (.doc) of the consultation questionnaire useful for circulating around their own organisation. The consultation closes on 13 December and requests Census users feedback on the two proposed methods:
- A census once a decade, like that conducted in 2011, but primarily online.
- A census using existing government data and compulsory annual surveys.
Following Monday’s launch of the Beyond 2011 Consultation into methods for undertaking future Censuses, the Beyond 2011 Independent Working Group have convened a meeting to discuss the key issues and promote informed responses to the consultation.
The Future of Small Area Population Statistics is being held at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7 2AR on 21 October 2013 and will include the following speakers:
11.30 Registration and coffee
12.00 Introduction and purpose of day (Chair: Prof David Rhind)
12.15 “Beyond 2011” proposals and the future provision of small area data (Alistair Calder and Andy Teague, Office for National Statistics)
12.45 Questions to ONS
13.40 Use cases of small area data (Prof Danny Dorling, University of Oxford – Health and equality perspective; Keith Dugmore, Demographic User Group – The commercial perspective; Mark Fransham, Oxford City Council – Local authority perspective; Dr Nissa Finney, University of Manchester – Ethnicity perspective Discussion)
14.40 The potential role of small area estimation (Dr Paul Williamson, University of Liverpool)
15.00 Short break (water available)
15.15 Responding to the consultation (Prof Sir Ian Diamond – Principal, University of Aberdeen Prof Phil Rees, British Academy; Prof David Martin, University of Southampton – on behalf of the Beyond 2011 Independent Working Group)
15.50 Discussion with panel
There is no charge for registration, which may be completed online via the RGS website. The event is kindly being supported by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) and the British Society for Population Studies
A Beyond 2011 Consultation was issued on Monday 18 March 2013 regarding user requirements for future population and socio-demographic information.
The Beyond 2011 programme is an ongoing programme within National Records of Scotland (NRS) to research suitable methods for producing population and socio-demographic information.
The questionnaire for user requirements can be completed on the NRS website or via www.surveymonkey.com. It can be responded to until Monday 10 June 2013.
More information on the Beyond 2011 programme and Stakeholder engagement sessions can be found on the NRS website or by contacting the Beyond2011 team.
NRS are currently consulting on the Beyond 2011 programme and have planned a series of workshops next month to aid their 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.
The Beyond 2011 team at ONS are running a special event for Local Authority data users to help understanding how small area data is used across local government – helping them build the case for this type of data. The workshop will focus specifically on local authority users and is in addition to the public roadshows being held in November.
The event runs from 10:00 to 15:30 on 5th Birmingham and will include an update on ONS’ current thinking. Contact the team to book your place.
ONS have announced three seminars as part of the Beyond 2011 programme, these are planned for:
(*extension to the Welsh Government’s Beyond 2011 External Advisory Group meeting)
ONS expect the events will cover developments in the Programme, including investigations into the options, research progress and how they are taking forward the business case and quantification of benefits. There will be the opportunity to participate in group work and a panel session in the afternoon. Contact the Beyond 2011 team to reserve your place.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An ONS news release today marks the beginning of a two year consultation exercise into suitable replacements for the Census. The ‘Beyond 2011‘ programme will examine options for producing detailed information about small areas and neighbourhoods that have traditionally been outputs from the census. The first stage, begins today, is a public consultation aimed at understanding user requirements for statistical data in the future.
Consultation documents can be found here (although the document was not available at the time of writing) and the programme team can be contacted by email. Users interested in this work may wish to attend an RSS ‘Looking Beyond 2011’ event being held on 21/10/11.