Programme Coordinator - Census Programme 2006-11

Lead Research Organisation: University of Southampton
Department Name: School of Geography

Abstract

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Publications

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Kitchin, Rob; Thrift, Nigel (2009) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

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Martin D (2007) Editorial: Census present and future in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society)

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Wilson, John; Fotheringham, A. Stewart (2007) The Handbook of Geographic Information Science

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Wilson, John; Fotheringham, A. Stewart (2007) The Handbook of Geographic Information Science

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Young C (2009) Geographically intelligent disclosure control for flexible aggregation of census data in International Journal of Geographical Information Science

 
Description The key findings; of this award are represented in the portfolio of ESRC census services which were achieved through the programme coordination. These contributed on the specification and subsequent publication of specialist datasets from the 2011 UK censuses in the form of aggregate outputs, digital boundary data, samples of anonymised records, interaction datasets and census longitudinal studies.
Exploitation Route There will not be further findings and outputs directly attributable to this award, as there has now been a continuation award (census programme coordination 2011-12) and most of the programme has became part of ESRC's new UK Data Service from 2012, with the Longitudinal Study support activities being separately funded. All parts of this work were taken forward under under ESRC data infrastructure funding. Further major developments in census data infrastructure will be reported under those awards.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Retail,Transport,Other

URL https://census.ukdataservice.ac.uk/
 
Description The key impacts of this award have been through contributions to the design of the 2011 censuses in the UK, particularly through contributions to the design of the output products and census services that were the subject of consultation and development at the time of the award. The award ensured the delivery of data infrastructure to higher education and research and collaborations with other sectors, particularly local government and commercial organizations who are also major users of census data.
First Year Of Impact 2007
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Retail
Impact Types Societal

 
Description House of Commons Treasury sub-Committee Inquiry: Counting the Population
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Contributions to committee inquiry extensively cited in report, in support of recommendations that greater attention should be given to 2011 census address register, value of census-type data for research and policy applications and that 2011 provides "clear window of opportunity" for evaluation of potential census replacement through linkage of administrative data. Committee recommendations have led to ONS "Beyond 2011" work programme currently underway to 2014.
 
Description A vision for 2011 census dissemination 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote presentation at Royal Statistical Society event to discuss means of disseminating results of 2011 UK Censuses

Directly informed ONS decision-making, bringing ESRC research community experience and needs to bear on decision-making regarding census outputs presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Census research : the view from April 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Overview paper presented at day workshop jointly organized by the British Library and ESRC Census Programme to coincide with the Library's Census Exhibition at the time of the 2011 Census

Questions and follow-up enquiries from audience members on role of ESRC Census programme and best ways of accessing data and services - detailed advice and support provided
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description GIS representation of population-based data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact invited one-day workshop run at University of Gavle, Sweden at Geographic Information Science Summer School attended by researchers from across the Nordic countries.

Extensive discussion of implications for individual participants' research projects, advice given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Overview of geographical matching problems and the help available from the ESRC Census Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Census data workshop : changing geography masterclass - aimed at academic research users of ESRC Census Programme Services

Detailed advice provided to participants in relation to articulated research needs, promoted and increased use of ESRC Census Programme services and data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010