Census Transformation Programme

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The aim of the Census Transformation Programme is to make the best use of all available data in England and Wales to enhance the provision of population statistics. It will provide a predominately online census in 2021, it will seek to increase the use of administrative data to enhance population statistics, and it will form plans for the provision of population statistics after 2021.

The three major strands of concurrent work in the Census Transformation Programme are:
1. An online census
The programme will provide a predominantly online census of all households and communal establishments in England and Wales in 2021 with special care taken to support those who are unable to complete the census online. This will look at how we run the 2021 Census data collection operation and its coverage survey (including the address register, field force, online/paper data collection, public support and enumeration of communal establishments).
2. Administrative data
The programme will increase the use of administrative data and surveys in order to enhance the statistics from the 2021 Census and improve annual statistics between censuses. This will look at how we integrate census and administrative and survey data to provide and disseminate census outputs.
3. Plans beyond 2021
The programme will decide how we provide these statistics after the 2021 Census.

This community is for all posts relating to the census and the wider remit of the Census Transformation Programme.

1.  GSS Geography Services User Forum, 19th March 2015 - presentations

Posted 08-04-2015 16:21
This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Classifications and Harmonisation of Statistics and 2011 Census .
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A really successful GSS Geography Services User Forum was held on March 19th at Defra, London.  It was great to welcome around 70 delegates - from central and local government, the NHS, academia, charities and commercial companies -  contribute to some stimulating presentations and discussion on a range of topics relating to UK statistical geographies. Topics included:

- the newly launched GSS Geography Policy
- Census geographies - how was it for 2011 and plans for 2021
- Getting better estimates for civil parishes
- Can we get a set of Cities/Town for reporting statistics?
- Delivering a complete set of UK Workplace Zones and a classification for them
- Updates on Local Enterprise Partnerships, 2011 Census based Travel to Work Areas, and Rural Urban Classifications
- A newly launched Open Address product from ONS, linking UPRNs to their statistical geographies
- Ordnance Survey's status change to a GovCo - how will it affect us?
- Plans for a National Information Infrastructure  
    
The full set of presentations are here. Q&As from the day will follow soon.


2.  RE: GSS Geography Services User Forum, 19th March 2015 - presentations

Posted 08-04-2015 16:38





3.  RE: GSS Geography Services User Forum, 19th March 2015 - presentations

Posted 12-08-2015 15:03

There was a lot of interest in topics raised at the GSS Geography Services User Forum in March, so ONS Geography has published a Q&A document to follow up on questions raised then and since. These Q&As complement the presentations from the day, which covered topics such as Towns and Cities for statistics, UK Workplace Zones and their classification, plans for the 2021 Census geographies, and how we can publish better estimates for small parishes.

Any further questions please contact ONS Geography.

The Q&A document is at https://geoportal.statistics.gov.uk/Docs/Geography_Services_User_Forum_March_2015_Q_&_A.pdf