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.  Confidence Interval Tool

Posted 20-11-2013 15:51
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As part of its ongoing engagement with users, ONS has developed a tool to allow users to calculate precision of estimates for specific socio-demographic characteristics of interest. This can be used to provide an indication of the level of precision that would be achieved (using an annual survey with a simple random sample design) for an estimate of a population group of a given size within a geographic area with a known population.


One of the applications of this tool is to use it as a means of identifying statistically significant differences between geographic areas. An example in the form of a case study has been provided alongside the tool that compares estimates for a particular characteristic at a small geographic level within an LA. This example demonstrates how the proposed survey would be able to measure some differences better than others, with greater frequency and precision.


We plan to further develop this tool in light of discussions with users. So please share your views and ideas on how the tool could be improved, along with posting examples of how you would use it for areas and topics of particular interest to you on this website. This information is vital to aid further discussion on user requirements for small area data.


Please note that the approach used here is underpinned by various statistical assumptions and any estimates thus produced should be seen as indicative only.


2.  RE:Confidence Interval Tool

Posted 21-11-2013 10:04


This tool is really useful for the Beyond2011 consultation!!!
I was struggling to create Bristol examples but the tool makes it really easy.