Census 2011 - Some background on availability of workplace flow data

Census 2011 – Accessing UK Safeguarded flow data files

Safeguarded files are more detailed tables which are accessible only under terms and conditions. The files can be accessed through the UK Data Service. Details on these conditions and the process of registration with the UK Data Service can found on the ONS website, which also provides further information on the procedures required to enable a public body to share 2011 Census Origin Destination safeguarded data with a contractor or independent research organisation.

Details of all the safeguarded files of origin destination that were released for the UK and so includes Scottish data can be found using the 2011 Census Origin Destination - Table Finder tool on the Nomis website.

If access is required to data which is not available through the UK Data Service, please contact NRS directly at statisticscustomerservices@nrscotland.gov.uk.   We will then explore whether we are able to provide the information you require and the most appropriate way of making this available.