National Records of Scotland

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Scotland's People and Places - Looking Forward

Scotland's People and Places - Looking Forward

1 December 2015

Edinburgh Zoo

On 1 December National Records of Scotland (NRS) held a conference on Scotland's Census, Scotland's demography and the Scottish Informatics Linkage Collaboration (SILC) at Edinburgh Zoo.

The event was open to all users, and potential users, of Scotland's Census data, NRS Demographic statistics and Scottish linked data. Around 100 delegates attended this event, coming from a host of organisations across Scotland (and the rest of the UK) including councils, academic institutions, third sector bodies and analytical services.

Population and household statistics are increasingly essential to help inform policies and planning in central and local government, and the third sector. National Records of Scotland (NRS) are continuously working to improve the relevance, accuracy and timeliness of their demographic statistics so that they are fit for purpose for the 21st Century.

The aim of this event was to:

  • Introduce Scotland's Census 2021 and the topic consultation.
  • Update users on the wealth of information held by NRS.
  • Describe developments in methodology and plans for the future.
  • Gather views and share ideas to help shape future requirements.
  • Enable networking.

Among the topics covered were:

  • Scotland’s Census 2021.
  • Scotland’s demography.
  • The Scottish Informatics Linkage Collaboration (SILC).

Programme Overview (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF 209 Kb)

Conference Agenda (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF 184 Kb)

List of Presentations

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