Commissioned Outputs

National Records of Scotland (NRS) provides a commissioned table service for Scotland’s Census 2011 data. This is available for customer requirements that are not met by the data provided in the published tables. The availability of commissioned tables will be determined by:

  • The data available
  • Whether or not NRS already intends to release the data at a later date
  • Statistical disclosure control policies
  • Available resource

Commissioned tables will be issued to the requesting customer under Open Government Licence. This means that thereafter they will then made available free to all other users.

The cost of commissioned tables will reflect the amount of time taken to develop the tables and to apply statistical disclosure checking and associated processes. The charges for commissioned tables will be based on an hourly rate of £25. This reflects the economic costs of delivering this service and will be subject to a minimum cost. All charges will be subject to VAT at the standard rate. Requests for delivery of information via portable media (CD/DVD) may incur additional charges to cover administration, production and delivery of these items.

The table below gives a guide to how much a commissioned table will cost. However, NRS will consider each request on a case-by-case basis, and will agree the final cost with the customer prior to any work commencing.

Description Indicative cost
A table which takes under half a day to produce £100
A table which takes between half a day and a day & a half to produce £100 - £300
A table which takes between a day & a half and two & a half days to produce £300 - £500
A table which takes more than two & a half days to produce Price on application

Commissioned tables will be subject to the terms and conditions of use of all Scotland’s Census statistics. If you wish to submit a request for a commissioned table, please complete the commissioned table form (35.0 Kb Word) and send

Commissioned tables to date:

Please use the Scotland's Census Tables Index (Excel, 324KB) to find out what 'standard', 'additional' and 'commissioned' tables have been published. Please note this search tool is currently not compatible with Mac OS X, an index only version is available  here (Excel, 710KB)

Details of the Commissioned Tables that have been published to date can be found on the Data Warehouse.