Products/Results

**This information has been copied across from the SCROL website and some of it may be out-of-date. This will be updated in due course**

Products/Results

Introduction

The Area Statistics (or Standard Area Statistics) is a range of Census products aimed at a wide range of users of Census data. It is intended to cover users from those who wish to obtain a broad overview for a particular area, to the more demanding users who require very detailed and specific information about a topic - and all types of use in between.

The aim is to deliver different statistical outputs each consisting of a set of tables. The detail within the tables in each statistical product varies to ensure that the results for the full range of Census topics are available for a wide range of areas (see geography).

The statistical outputs are:

Output/dataset Description Products
Key Statistics

These consist of 24 tables. For each Census variable the percentage in each main category is presented enabling comparisons between areas.

All reports can be accessed here

Census Area Statistics (CAS)

These consist of 82 Simple cross-tabulations of two or more Census variables and 5 CAS Theme tables, tables grouped for a selection of sub-populations.

All reports can be accessed here

Univariate Statistics

Univariate statistics consist of 58 Tables covering the main Census variables showing the number in each main category.

All reports can be accessed here

Standard Tables

There are 116 Standard Tables and 18 Theme tables, which are equivalent to the two components of the CAS tables above but, where appropriate, with slightly more detailed classifications.

Some tables on ethnicity (those with the 14-category classification of the variable) will only be available for a given area if the area satisfies certain confidentiality conditions.

Standard Tables are available for Standard Wards, Standard Sectors, Council; Areas, Health Board Areas, Scottish Parliamentary Regions, Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies, and Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies.

All reports can be accessed here

Printed Publications

There are five printed publications that have been designed to highlight and summarise the main results from the Census and act as reference material for easy identification of the available material. The five publications are:

2001 Population Report - published 30 September 2002

This report presented the first results from the 2001 Census in Scotland and contains the resident population as at Census Day, 29 April 2001, and the Registrar General's mid-year estimates of the population as at 30 June 2001. Data for both 2001 Census and mid-2001 estimates are given for council area by five-year age groups and sex.

Registrar General's 2001 Census Report to the Scottish Parliament - published 13 February 2003

The report presents a succinct overview of the main Census results, drawing out key results compared with 1991. It consists of 24 tables focusing on Scotland level information, with some information for Council Areas supported by commentary to explain the results and their significance.

Key Statistics Council and Health Board areas Scotland - published 13 February 2003

This report provides a complete picture of the 32 Councils and 15 Health Boards in Scotland as at Census Day using the full range of Census data. These key statistics contain 24 tables providing distributions in the form of percentages with appropriate denominators enabling easy comparisons between areas for the full range of Census variables.

Key Statistics Settlements and Localities Scotland - 25 March 2003

This report provides a complete picture for nearly 500 settlements and localities as at Census Day using the full range of Census data. These key statistics contain 24 tables providing distributions in the form of percentages with appropriate denominators enabling easy comparisons between areas across the full range of Census variables.

Reference Volume Scotland - 25 March 2003

This volume has been designed and prepared as a reference tool. It includes every pre-defined statistical table, apart from Key Statistics, or all tables within the Statistical outputs/datasets listed here, but at the Scotland level only. It enables the user to easily identify what tables are available and at what area level. The user can then source the relevant information from a number of different delivery channels (paper, CD, Customer Services) etc.

CD ROMs

A series of CDs have been developed to provide users with desktop access to the different statistical products at key area levels. In addition to the results, the CDs also contain supporting information to aide the user's understanding of the data, and tabulation software (SuperTABLE) that enables the user to undertake more detailed analysis of the data. The software enables users to:

  • Rearrange the tables using simple "drag and drop" methods;

  • Easily construct calculations and derivations;

  • Present the results as charts; and,

  • "Export" the tables for use in other software.

scrol CD1 Key Statistics and Univariate Statistics - Administrative Areas

All 24 Key Statistics tables and 56 Univariate statistic tables are provided for the following geographies:

  • Scotland

  • Council Areas

  • Health Board Areas

  • Scottish Parliamentary Regions and Constituencies

  • Census Area Statistic Wards

Tables are provided in HTML format and SuperTABLE format and the CD is accessible via all operating platforms.

scrol CD2 Key Statistics and Univariate Statistics for Output Areas, Wards and Sectors

All 24 Key Statistics tables and 56 Univariate statistics tables are provided for the following geographies:

  • Scotland

  • Council Areas

  • Census Area Statistic Wards

  • Census Area Statistic Sectors

  • Standard Wards

  • Standard Sectors

  • Output Areas

Tables are provided in SuperTABLE format and the CD is only accessible via Windows platforms.

scrol CD3 Key Statistics, Univariate Statistics and CAS for Settlements and Localities

All 24 Key Statistics tables, 56 Univariate statistic tables and 87 CAS and CAS Theme tables are provided for the following geographies:

  • Scotland

  • Settlements and Localities

Tables are provided in SuperTABLE format and the CD is only accessible via Windows platforms.

scrol CD4 CAS for Output Areas and Selected Higher Areas

All 82 Census Area Statistics tables and 5 CAS Theme tables are provided for the following geographies:

  • Scotland

  • Council Areas

  • Census Area Statistic Wards

  • Census Area Statistic Sectors

  • Standard Wards

  • Standard Sectors

  • Health Board Areas

  • Scottish Parliamentary Regions and Constituencies

  • Output Areas

Tables are provided in SuperTABLE format and the CD is only accessible via Windows platforms.

scrol CD5 Standard Tables for Wards, Sectors and Selected Higher Areas

All 116 Standard Tables and 17 Standard Theme tables are provided for the following geographies:

  • Scotland

  • Council Areas

  • Health Board Areas

  • Scottish Parliamentary Regions and Constituencies

  • Standard Wards

  • Standard Sectors

Tables are provided in SuperTABLE format and the CD is only accessible via Windows platforms.

scrol CD6 Key Statistics, Univariate Statistics and CAS for Civil Parishes and Inhabited Islands

All 24 Key Statistics tables, 56 Univariate Statistics tables and 87 CAS and CAS Theme tables are provided for the following geographies:

  • Scotland

  • Civil Parishes

  • Inhabited Islands

Tables are provided in SuperTABLE format and the CD is only accessible via Windows Platforms.

SCROL CD7 Tables for Migration and travel to work and living rent free

All 8 Standard Tables, 11 Univariate statistics, 8 CAS and 6 Theme tables and 3 Key statistics tables on the above topics are provided for the following geographies:

  • Scotland

  • Council Areas

  • Health Board Areas

  • Scottish Parliamentary Regions and Constituencies

  • Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies

  • Inhabited Islands

  • Civil Parishes

  • Localities

  • Settlements

  • Census Standard Wards

  • Census Standard Sectors

  • Census Area Statistic Wards

  • Census Area Statistic Sectors

  • Output Areas

Tables are provided in SuperTABLE format and the CD is only accessible via Windows platforms.

SCROL DVD Standard Area Statistics -Volume 1 in Comma Separated Value (CSV) and Volume 2 in SuperTABLE (SCS)

Census Area Statistics (CAS), Census Area Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables at the following geography levels:

  • Scotland (not necessarily separate tables, Scotland totals can be found on Council Area tables for some of the table types listed above)

  • Council Areas

  • Health Board Areas

  • Scottish Parliamentary Regions and Constituencies

  • Standard Postcode Sectors

  • Standard Wards

  • CAS Postcode Sectors

  • CAS Wards

  • Settlements

  • Localities

  • Civil Parishes

  • Inhabited Islands

  • Output Areas

  • Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies (1996) were only produced for Travel and Migration tables

  • Rest of Scotland (outside localities) and Mainland of Scotland tables were only produced for Travel and Migration tables

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables at the following geography levels:

  • Scotland (not necessarily separate tables, Scotland totals can be found on Council Area tables for some of the table types listed above)

  • Council Areas

  • Health Board Areas

  • Scottish Parliamentary Regions and Constituencies

  • Standard Postcode Sectors

  • Standard Wards

  • Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies (1996) were only produced for Travel and Migration tables

The scrol website - March 2003

The scrol website has been developed to improve the use of, and access to, the results from the 2001 Census in Scotland.

The website has been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of existing and potential users. It offers a wide variety of facilities to enable users to use, explore and understand the full potential of Census output within the confidentiality constraints needed to avoid disclosure of information.

Through the website the user will be able to:

  • Identify a wide range of pre-defined tables from the Area Statistics through either a search or list facility;

  • Use an interactive map and gazetteers to define areas of interest, refine selections for specific geographies, group specific geographical units, or simply roam using standard pan and zoom functions;

  • View thematic maps for pre-defined topics;

  • View commentary and text which helps the user understand the tables and geography; and

  • Download the tables for use locally

Bulk Supply

Although the results are available in a number of different formats, GROS recognises that some users will want all of the tables either for particular areas or for all areas in a non-proprietary format. This will enable users to load the data into local software for analysis (e.g. within GIS systems) or for analysis with other data.

This will be delivered via two channels:

1. scrol has a data warehouse facility which enables users to download easily all of the tables for a particular area level. Files are compressed to reduce the download time and it is estimated that the biggest file (314 tables for Scotland or about 220kb) would download in approximately 70 seconds. (Assumes a 56 k modem used with download rate of about 3KB per second).

The data file is in CSV format and is accompanied by an index file containing the contents of the downloaded file.

2. For users who wish to receive all of the data for all of the lowest level geography for which a data set is available, GROS provides a bulk delivery service. Files will be generated in CSV format for each of the statistical outputs/datasets for the lowest level for which that data is available (e.g. Key Statistics at Output Area or Standard Tables for ST Wards etc).

These files will carry a basic charge for each area level provided. Any requirements for subsets/extensions of the information available will be considered as commissioned output and users will be charged for the cost of compiling the information.

For more information on file formats and charges please contact GROS.

Customised or Commissioned Results

GROS provides a service that enables users to obtain information in a form which is not readily available in the other products or delivery channels. There are two key requirements that they will fulfil:

Commissioned Tables

Users can request additional tables to meet any needs not met by the material in the Census products. For instance, users may require detailed categories of occupation and industry cross-tabulated at the Scotland level only, which are not part of the pre-defined tables provided in the Census products.

Each request will be checked to ensure that the information provided does not breach confidentiality conditions. If the request does not pass the confidentiality conditions then users will be asked to modify their request (without charge).

Commissioned output will be subject to a charge. The charge will be based upon the amount of time required to fulfil the enquiry. The charge will be £20 + VAT per completed hour and Statistics Customer Services will inform the customer of the charge before work begins. It is expected that the majority of customer requests will take less than one hour to complete and will therefore not incur a charge.

Other Non-statistical Products

In addition to the products which focus on the statistical results of the Census there are other non-statistical products which can be used as stand alone products or to support and enhance the statistical Census products. These products are:

Geography products

One of the key reporting elements of the products and datasets is the geography or area that a table reports on, such as council area. To support and enhance the use and understanding of the Census results, three geography products are available. More information on the Census Areas and how they have been created is available in the Geography section.

1. Digital boundaries for Output Areas

Digitised boundaries may be loaded into a user's own Geographic Information System and combined with Census datasets to create visual analyses of the results. It will also enable non-Census geographies to be created for analysis with Census data or enable other data to be linked to these boundaries. The boundaries are available free of charge but are subject to terms and conditions of supply. To obtain a copy of the boundaries or more information about the terms and conditions of supply please contact NRS

2. 2001 Postcode to Output Area Index

This index, or look-up table, simply indicates to which Output Area a postcode belongs. It can be particularly helpful to users who may wish to compare other postcode-based data with Census results. For download options click here, or contact NRS to obtain a copy of the Index.

3. Output Area to Higher Area Index

This index, or look-up table, provides a link between the Output Area and the "higher" areas that the Output Area belongs to. This enables users to aggregate some output on an Output Areas base to a "higher" area, such as council area or civil Parish. For download options click here, or contact NRS to obtain a copy of the Index.

Census Evaluation

The report 'Taking Scotland's 2001 Census - A Review' provides the Registrar General's assessment of how the Census in Scotland measured up against its four strategic aims. The report contains four parts which are published on the NRS website as they become available. Each part of the report is written in isolation from the remaining parts, and the lessons learned will be reviewed in light of future parts of the report.

The four parts and their publication dates are:

Census User Needs and Legislation (Published May 2002)

Census Operations (Published March 2003)

Quality of Census Results (Published July 2003)

Value for Money (Published July 2003)

Contact GROS

To order printed copies of our publications or any of our other products, or to receive further information about any aspect of our products/results page, please contact us at Statistics Customer Services using our Contact Form.