2011 Census research: new data, linkage and outputs13 May 2009Royal Statistical Society, London


This one-day conference showcases the work of nine research projects funded during 2008-09 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). These have focused on developments in 2011 census data products, innovations in census data linkage through time and emerging web-based technologies for census data dissemination. The day is intended to inform debate concerning future research priorities surrounding the delivery of data from the 2011 UK censuses and the requirements of contemporary census research users.

  • 09.30 Registration
  • Chair of meeting – Prof Mike Batty, University College London
  • 10.00 Welcome and overview – Prof David Martin, University of Southampton
  • 2011 data developments
  • 10.10 Towards 2011 output geographies: adapting and evaluating automated zone design methods for maintaining the 2001 output geographies – Samantha Cockings, University of Southampton
  • 10.35 Microdata, research facilities and work practice in the UK Social Science Community Census data linkage – Dr Jo Wathan, University of Manchester
  • 11.00 Developing Analyses of the England & Wales, Scottish and Northern Ireland Census Longitudinal Studies: health and mortality as a case study – Harriet Young, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • 11.25 Coffee
  • Data linkage
  • 11.45 Testing the feasibility of extending the Scottish Longitudinal Study back through time – Prof Paul Boyle, University of St Andrews
  • 12.10 Web-based Spatio-temporal Interpolator for Census Area Statistics – Prof Nigel Walford and Dr Shaozhong Shi, Kingston University
  • 12.35 Questions to presenters
  • 12.50 Lunch
  • Emerging technologies for data dissemination
  • 13.45 A Census data feed research network – Dr Oliver Duke-Williams, University of Leeds
  • 14.10 Creating a Census (Meta)Data Feed – Justin Hayes, University of Manchester
  • 14.35 DiaD – Data Integration and Dissemination – James Reid, University of Edinburgh
  • 15.00 Census Geographic Information Visualisation (Censusgiv) – Dr Pablo Mateos, University College London
  • 15.25 Discussion led by panel
  • 16.00 Close
The meeting will take place at the Royal Statistical Society headquarters, 12 Errol Street, London, EC1Y 8LX
The following registration charges apply:
£20 RSS Retired or Student Fellows
£22 RSS CStat/GradStat
£25 RSS Fellows
£30 RSS Linked Associates
£40 None of the above
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