National Records of Scotland

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Scotland's People - Past, Present & Future

Scotland's People - Past, Present & Future

Wednesday 26 October 2011
The Scottish Government, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh

Population and household statistics are increasingly important 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. This meeting brought together a range of speakers to describe how administrative sources are being used to inform population statistics, quality assure the Census and contribute to potential alternatives to the Census. It also gathered views to help shape the requirements for any future demographic system.

Among the topics covered were:

  • Scotland’s Census 2011
  • Beyond 2011
  • Tracking student movement using NHS Central Register (NHSCR) and the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) data
  • Ethnic population estimates and projections
  • New data zones
  • Policy uses of demographic statistics

Programme (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) 52 Kb)

List of Presentations

Feedback from Attendees (PDF 82 Kb - published 27 March 2012)

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