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.

Subject: Census 2011 Counts on Social Housing Tenure England Corrected

1.  Census 2011 Counts on Social Housing Tenure England Corrected

Posted 22-03-2013 18:20
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There are systemic errors in social housing tenure in the Census 2011. But I now offer a corrective using dwelling counts and estimates for all English regions, counties and local authorities. My attached Table 1 for England corrects the Census counts for the two main social tenure groups with Dwelling Estimates and Counts recorded by DCLG ( Department of Communities and Local Government 2012). With the added refinement of deducting vacant properties, the palpable discrepancies in the Census 2011 are much reduced to provide a better degree of accuracy for households renting with the council and households renting with 'other social landlord'.

Rows A and C are from Census 2011 Table KS402EW published 12 Dec 2012.

Rows B and D are from Communities 2012 live tables; 115,116 and 125 for 2011.

Rows G and H are from Communities 2012 live table 615 for 2011 provisional.

This leaves a residual discrepancy of 86,459 excess of dwellings between the Census 2011 household counts and the 'corrected' dwelling estimates and counts (excluding vacant units) but within the range of enumeration error (2.2 percent).

In addition, I suggest this data is also an approximate estimate for under-enumeration within the social housing tenures as there is an apparent correlation between under-counts of household and under-enumeration which I will investigate further. This is intended for Local Government Social Researchers in particular who may not be familiar in the social tenure data weaknesses. Please see my previous entry on 4 January 2013.

Henryk Adamczuk
Senior Lecturer
School of Social Sciences
Education Law and Social Sciences Faculty
Birmingham City University
Perry Barr
B42 2SU
0121 331 5166