Blog: December 2013

Does it make sense to stop the Census?

by Jim Vine - on 11/12/2013

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has opened up a consultation period to see if the 2011 Census should in fact be the last. The alternative option they present for future data gathering will not be able to deliver statistics down to the same fine-grained geographies that the current Census delivers. Our Community Insight mapping programme relies on detailed open data sources to help housing providers better target services in their communities. We have responded to the ONS with reasons why the Census needs to continue for the benefit of UK housing sector.

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