David Martin, Deputy Director of the UK Data Service, introduces our blog series on the 2021/2022 UK censuses, with a pertinent discussion of ‘why now?’
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As part of our series of posts on the 2021/2022 UK censuses, we explore how the UK Data Service offers access to UK census data from 1971 to 2011, and how the 2021/2022 censuses have developed from earlier versions.
Rihab Dahab introduces us to census microdata, explores how it is useful to researchers and the expertise the UK Data Service has in this area.
David Martin, one of the UK Data Service Deputy Directors, has worked since 1996 on the design of census geographies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. He talks about the importance of the census as a foundation for our population statistics and boundaries, highlighting their relevance to monitoring Covid-19.
Jon Wroth-Smith, statistician at the Office for National Statistics, continues our ongoing census series by discussing how important the UK censuses are and outlines the journey beyond filling in your census form.
Oliver Duke-Williams and Vassilis Routsis explore changes in the census and the importance of origin-destination or flow data.
As part of our continuing census series, James Reid introduces the opportunities, challenges and solutions when approaching different geographies in the UK censuses.
Stephanie Blanchard introduces the Office for National Statistics’ approaches to ensuring individuals and households aren’t identifiable in the 2021 Census outputs.
Helena Rosiecka continues our census series by discussing Census 2021 data outputs, including origin-destination flow datasets and microdata products. She also considers the importance of user needs, and how the Office for National Statistics is working to improve census data outputs by inviting users to submit feedback during the forthcoming public Census 2021 outputs consultation.