Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Beyond 2011 - Scotland and England/Wales news updates

From the National Records of Scotland (, an update news on the proposed changes to the gathering of the decennial census:

Beyond 2011 Newsletter November 2013

The Beyond 2011 "Future of census statistics in Scotland" programme is an ongoing programme with the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

We are pleased to announced that we have just published the November edition of our newsletter. The newsletter contains a summary of the consultation on user requirements, and a link to the full document. Also there are updates on the options being considered for producing census type statistics in the future, as well as a host of other interesting related information.

The newsletter can be found at the Beyond 2011 Newsletters section of the NRS website - see

Meanwhile there is also a bit of news on the equivalent initiative south of the border (where the census is separately administered), and the involvement of the FFHS in a consultation:

Beyond Census 2011 Census Consultation

Please be aware that the FFHS has taken part in the Government's consultation about the future of the Census. The consultation will remain open for responses from organisations and individuals until 13 December 2013. Further details can be found on the Federation website at

(With thanks to Phillippa McCray of the Federation of Family History Societies and the National Records of Scotland)


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