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Census 2011, 2021 & Beyond

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ONS plans to publish the first outputs from the 2011 Census (population estimates by age and sex for England and Wales and local authorities) in July 2012. Further details on these and the content and timetable for each of the census releases, as well as the availability of the commissioned table service and UK data, will be made available through an online census outputs prospectus that will be launched at the end of March.

ONS is developing new online tools and functionality to deliver an enhanced web site capability for organisations and individuals to access, exploit and explore ONS statistics more effectively. This will assist ONS to extend the reach of the 2011 Census outputs and other business outputs, to a wider audience and meet the open government transparency agenda.
This community will provide an opportunity for members to share views, experiences and good practice about the 2011 Census and dissemination of the outputs, together with the census data analysis that ONS will carry out. ONS is interested in understanding how you use the rich data produced by the census to inform your policy and service delivery and how we can meet your needs in disseminating the data. This will help to realise the benefits.

1.  Confidence Interval Tool

Posted Nov 20, 2013 3:51 PM
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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 Nov 21, 2013 10:04 AM


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