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.

Invitation to the ONS Integrated Data team's Research Conference "Integrated data - Combining data to answer society's biggest questions"

  • 1.  Invitation to the ONS Integrated Data team's Research Conference "Integrated data - Combining data to answer society's biggest questions"

    Posted 12-04-2018 11:53

    The Office for National Statistics' (ONS) Integrated Data team would like to invite you to their research conference on Integrated data - Combining data to answer society's biggest questions.

    This conference will take place at the University of Surrey on Monday 9 July and Tuesday 10 July and follows on from their successful 2016 research conference (Transforming the census- to 2021 and beyond).

    This conference will give you the opportunity to hear updates on uses of new and existing data. You'll also have the chance to ask questions, take part in discussions and connect with others facing similar challenges.

    It's ONS' mission to provide trusted statistics, analysis and advice to help society make better decisions. To do this, we need to make use of the many different types of data that are now becoming available.

    Combining survey data, administrative data, commercial data and other data sources offers real potential to improve our current statistics and processes, including the 2021 Census. For example, we have plans to produce Enhanced Census Outputs which are Census based outputs where census and administrative data are linked at record level to enable the production of multivariate, small area outputs. It also presents the chance to produce new statistics that provide more insight into the population.

    Each day of the conference will have a particular focus. You can choose to attend either one day, or both days.

    Day 1 will have a focus around the 2021 Census. We'll be using it as an opportunity to share plans and developments, and to share how integrated data is being used throughout the whole process.


    Day 2 will have a wider focus on integrated data as a whole. This will include topics of social license (sharing and linking data for the greater public good) and discussing some of the opportunities and challenges of integrated data.



    Tickets are available for the whole conference, or you can register for each day separately. Full details, including the agenda and a list of speakers, will be released nearer the time. We anticipate high demand, so please register now to book your place here. Please note, you'll need to create an Eventbrite account if you haven't used this website before.



    Please let the Integrated data team know if you would like any more information by responding to them:  IDD.Conference@ons.gov.uk



    Tracy Robinson
    Office for National Statistics