The Conduct of the 2011 Censuses in the UK Statement of Agreement of the National Statistician and the Registrars General for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Date published: 30 October 2015


The Registrars General of England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland agreed to conduct Censuses simultaneously throughout the UK in 2011.


The aim was to promote UK harmonisation and to produce consistent and coherent outputs for the UK and for each component country. To achieve this, a number of UK-wide Committees were set up to consider different areas of census development where common methodologies and approaches could be adopted.