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Census 2011 - how NRS are making the most of the data. Illustrations from reports on households and migration

26th November 2015 1pm, Edinburgh Room 1/G/8, Ladywell House

Sandy Taylor, Victoria Avila and Moira Weir, National Records of Scotland

The data from Scotland's Census 2011 provides a rich and detailed source of information for understanding Scotland and its population. Every year census data are used to inform key decisions made by government bodies, charities, and businesses. Population estimates, area profiles, and detailed data mapping all use census data to help inform the allocation of billions of pounds of funding and investment. Both central government and local authorities also rely on census data to help them plan key services such as healthcare, housing, schooling, and transport. This brown bag seminar gives some insight into how the data generated by Scotland's Census 2011 has been used. The session will include talks on: * Overview of Scotland's Census 2011 results. * Statistical profile of migrants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) using data from Scotland's Census 2011. * Household composition for specific groups of people in Scotland.