Abstract

Rees P. What do you want from the 2001 Census? Results of an ESRC/JISC survey of user views. Environment and Planning A 1998; 30 (10): 1775-1796.

The author describes the results of a survey of user views about the next Census of Population in the United Kingdom, to be held in 2001. Some 140 respondents reported their views, which included strong support for a question on income, endorsement of the new one number census methodology and support for postcode-based outputs. The author sets these views in the context of the Census Development Programme being carried out by the UK Census Offices and the proposals for outputs which are being discussed with the main census user sectors of central and local government, business, the Health Service, and the academic community.