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Census 2011 Microdata Teaching File for Scotland: Unrestricted Access

Title details

SN: 8002
Title: Census 2011 Microdata Teaching File for Scotland: Unrestricted Access
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-8002-1
Series: UK Data Service Unrestricted Access Teaching Datasets
Depositor: University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST). UK Data Service
Principal investigator(s): National Records of Scotland
University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST). UK Data Service
Original data producer(s): National Records of Scotland
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Grant number: ES/J02337X/1

Citation

The citation for this study is:

National Records of Scotland, University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST). UK Data Service. (2016). Census 2011 Microdata Teaching File for Scotland: Unrestricted Access. [data collection]. National Records of Scotland, [original data producer(s)]. UK Data Service. SN: 8002, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8002-1

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Population censuses - Population, vital statistics and censuses
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Abstract

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The Census 2011 Microdata Teaching File for Scotland data collection forms part of the statistical outputs from the 2011 UK Census. The Teaching File is an open access dataset constructed from the safeguarded microdata sample of individuals (see SNs 7834 and 7835 for background information). Converted by the UK Data Service Census Support Service, it is an SPSS/Stata version of the spreadsheet Microdata Teaching File for Scotland produced by National Records of Scotland (NRS), drawn from data collected in the 2011 Census. The file was produced by NRS with a variables list and a user guide – all of which are considered the essential and definitive companions to the data. The original spreadsheet format Microdata Teaching File is an open government file is available from the NRS Census 2011 Microdata Teaching File webpage.

More information about the teaching file and Census 2011, including forms and links to other Census data, are available both on the NRS site or via the UK Data Service Census Support webpages.
Main Topics:
Topics covered include: age, economic activity, ethnicity, health, industry, marital status, occupation, religion, whether UK born.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: March 2011
Country: Scotland
Spatial units: Countries
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
1% sample of people in the 2011 Census output database for Scotland.
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: One-stage stratified or systematic random sample
1% sample of people in the 2011 Census output database for Scotland.
Number of units: 63,388 cases
Method of data collection: Compilation or synthesis of existing material
This teaching dataset has been created from the Census 2011 Scotland database, which was collected by postal survey and web-based survey.
Weighting: No weighting used.
Data sources: SN 7834 - 2011 Census Microdata Individual Safeguarded Sample (Regional): Scotland;
SN 7835 - 2011 Census Microdata Individual Safeguarded Sample (Local Authority): Scotland.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 28 June 2016
Copyright: Crown copyright held jointly with the UK Data Service. Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland.
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is not required.
Please note: This unrestricted access teaching dataset is freely available to download under an Open Government Licence.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Zip files contain data, documentation and licence details

Title Size (KB)
SPSS (Zip) 1617[MD5Checksum: CFB8F168DA521A493BA436964BFADB2B]
Stata (Zip) 1601[MD5Checksum: 51B38043713075E69697A9FFFA4140F3]
Tab-delimited (Zip) 1670[MD5Checksum: D8806B58AA012B33D82C5E3414268529]

Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Scotland's Census 2011 - Microdata Teaching File - Variable List 8002_scotland_variable_list.xlsx 15
Scotland's Census 2011 - Microdata Teaching File - Code Book 8002_scotland_supplemetary_codebook.pdf 492
Scotland's Census 2011 - Microdata Teaching File - User Guide 8002_scotland_userguide.pdf 494
Scotland's Census 2011 - Microdata Teaching File - Variable List 8002_scotland_variable_list.pdf 261
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_8002_Information.htm 6
READ File read8002.htm 10

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