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October 2nd, 2015 4:30 PM   to   6:30 PM

Cecilia MacIntyre
Head of Census Quality and Data Exploitation, National Records of Scotland

Title: Census 2011 - How National Records of Scotland are making the most of the data
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Cecilia Macintyre joined the National Records of Scotland in 2011 to work on the quality assurance and analysis of the Scotland's Census data . Previous to this she had worked as a researcher in the University of Edinburgh and in a number of roles in Government statistics including a period in the UK Statistics Authority assessing official statistics. Cecilia has been involved with the Royal Statistical Society throughout her career and is currently a member of the RSS Council, with a particular interest in statistical literacy and the use of statistics in education. She was a member of the ESRC Research Resources board and advised on the development of the European Social Survey and the 'Understanding Population Trends and Process initiative' which aimed to promote encourage use of existing resources and build capacity in secondary data analysis . Cecilia obtained a B.Sc. in Mathematics and and M.Sc. in statistics from Edinburgh University. She is currently working on a topic consultation for the 2021 Census and is promoting use of Census statistics in a number of settings including schools, transport specialists and researching user requirement for information on data quality.

This talk will describe the process of creating the Census outputs, will summarise what NRS have done to encourage use of Census data, and plans for consultation on the next Census in 2021.

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