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Statistical methodology rehearsal

We used the data collected during Scotland’s Census Rehearsal 2019 to test some of our statistical methodologies for Scotland’s Census 2022.

This included:

  • Data Cleansing
  • Edit and Imputation
  • Estimation and Adjustment
  • Administrative Data
  • Household Record Swapping

We have published 2 evaluation reports from this testing.

Statistical methods and data processing rehearsal

This report summarises the key findings of the statistical methods and data processing rehearsal.

It also outlines how we will make sure timely and reliable data processing will contribute to the successful delivery of Scotland’s Census 2022.

See the report.

We used some information from the administrative datasets (NHS Central Registrar and Census Address Register) to support some of the methodologies for the rehearsal.

These documents explain the context of their use:

Data Protection Impact Assessment for use of NHSCR dataset

Quality Assurance report for use of NHSCR dataset 2019

Quality Assurance report for use of Census Address Register

Household record swapping

This report summarises the key findings of the household record swapping rehearsal. Household record swapping is a statistical disclosure control process.

The report outlines how we will ensure that outputs published for Scotland’s Census 2022 are reliable.

See the report.