2011 Census Analysis - ONS Overview (Jon Gough)


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Jon Gough from the ONS presents on early analysis of the 2011 Census at the South West Observatory RIG meeting, 13/01/2012


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2011 Census Analysis ONS Overview Jon Gough Office for National Statistics

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Purpose of the analysis work programme Scope of the analysis work programme What was done in 2001 What are the current plans/thinking for 2011 Census Analysis Introduction


Purpose Coordinated approach Across ONS Across the UK External researchers/academics Produce more timely analysis Providing users with a planned & coordinated release programme that ties in with outputs Prioritises analyses to meet user needs

Benefits Realisation for Census Analysis:

Benefits Realisation for Census Analysis To fully exploit the use of the Census data/outputs Helping users to understand and interpret Census outputs Adding value to Census outputs by incorporating them in topic reports, adding insight to policy and other users Comparisons over the decade Census recognised as source of information on ethnicity, identity, language and religion, reflecting the substantial work in developing Census questions on these topics More robust survey outputs

Scope for analysis work programme:

Scope for analysis work programme Produce 'narrative' reports based on census data and other sources Enable more complex analysis of the characteristics of particular population groups through linkage of census and survey sources Establish a Census Analysis Centre of Excellence

Not in scope for ONS Census analysis programme:

Not in scope for ONS Census analysis programme Production of outputs & commissioned tables Enhancements to the website Quality Assurance reports SARS

How the work programme will be developed:

How the work programme will be developed Internal consultation Using expertise of relevant business areas Workshops/meetings Taking on user views Continued discussions with various groups GSS Theme Groups CLIP Working in partnership with academics/researchers ESRC

What analysis was done for the 2001 Census:

What analysis was done for the 2001 Census Analysis was mainly through ‘Focus on’ reports Series of multi-source topic reports drawing on census, survey & admin statistics Themed web pages Nuggets Long articles Mainly detailed articles Reports within ‘Focus on’ Published some time after outputs released

FOCUS ON Analysis/Articles:

FOCUS ON Analysis/Articles Analysis was produced on the following topics: Digital age Children & Young People Environmental Accounts Ethnicity & Identity Families Gender Health London Older People People & Migration Religion Social Inequalities Wales

What to publish this time:

What to publish this time Headline analysis To publicise the census results To supplement the outputs Essential analysis Required for Business As Usual Important for policy Detailed analysis Themed analysis – ageing, children, social wellbeing etc Data linkage Longitudinal study ASHE Labour Force Survey

Changes since 2001 Census:

Changes since 2001 Census Inclusion of the following questions: Second address (including reason) Passports held (citizenship) Month/year of entry into the UK (for the non-UK born) Intended length of stay in the UK (for the non-UK born) National Identity Main language & English language proficiency Number of bedrooms Visitor information

Range of potential analytical products currently identified:

Range of potential analytical products currently identified Population & Demography Migration Health Housing Qualifications Labour Market Ethnicity, Identity, Language & Religion Regional & Local Other

Range of potential analytical products currently identified (1):

Range of potential analytical products currently identified (1) Population & demography Alternative population bases Local and regional aspects of an ageing population Migration Internal migration flows Relationships between migration, citizenship (passport held), country of birth, ethnicity and time of latest arrival Health Provision of informal care in private households Prevalence of health conditions and illnesses which limit day-to-day activities by extent

Range of potential analytical products currently identified (2):

Range of potential analytical products currently identified (2) Housing Characteristics of individuals in communal establishments Second residence - the purpose of this Qualifications Social mobility - young people in employment Education levels compared to jobs Labour Market Those working over 60, what is their type of job? Households that don’t work - by Parliamentary Constituency

Range of potential analytical products currently identified (3):

Range of potential analytical products currently identified (3) Ethnicity, Identity, Language & Religion Local area changes in ethnicity & religion between 2001 & 2011 Interactions between equality groups Regional & Local Rural/Urban definitions Commuter View Other Comparability between Census & other data sources Commuting - How people get to work and the distance involved

Cross-Cutting Analysis:

Cross-Cutting Analysis A lot of the analysis will cover more than one topic/theme: Children & Young People Older People Caring Social Inequalities


Communication Short stories ‘Headline’ stories to highlight findings ‘Podcasts’ Utilising ‘ONS You Tube’ channel Data visualisation Interactive maps/charts Improved user experience Centre of excellence An area that hosts analysis of Census data ‘One-stop’ website for information on Census analysis An area to share, present & discuss analysis

Why develop an Analytical CoE?:

Why develop an Analytical CoE? Easier access for users accessing analysis of Census data/outputs Widening the availability and use of analysis, potentially increasing the number of users Working collaboratively across government/academia To promote best practice Encourage research


Questions? ? email: jon.gough@ons.gov.uk

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