Spring 2010 Census Consultation

2011 Census Statistical Outputs

In spring 2010 we ran a 12 week consultation giving census data users the opportunity to help shape the main statistical outputs for the 2011 Census and to comment on a range of related issues. The consultation is now closed, but you can learn more about it by reading the Statistical Outputs (PDF 812 Kb) consultation document which gives background information and details of the specific topics for consultation. A spreadsheet, Set of Initial Proposals for Pre-Defined Census Output Tables (Excel 1.6 Mb), which lists the tabular output that was produced from the 2001 Census, was also used as a reference document.

In addition, during April and May we held four roadshow events with census data users in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness to outline our thoughts for the 2011 Census outputs and to explain the consultation process. Further information can still be found on the Consultation, Research and Preparation page.

The consultation and roadshows provided us with a great deal of valuable comments and suggestions. A summary analysis of this feedback is contained in a paper Spring 2010 Consultation on Statistical Outputs: Analysis of Responses (PDF 277 Kb) which is available to download.

The General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) will now develop draft outlines of pre-defined tabular outputs for the 2011 Census, including suggestions received for new cross-tabulations. These draft outlines will be published on the GROS website early in 2011 (provisionally February) for users to provide further comment.