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.