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Scottish Government stats,
census data and practical
applications
Scottish Association of Geography
teachers
31 October 20...
Introduction
What we will cover:
Government Statistics
Background to the 2011 Census and some results
Links to Curricular ...
Aim of Government Statistics
  The primary aim of official statistics in Scotland is to provide an
accurate and up-to-date...
What type of data can you find?
  Health
  Education
  Poverty
  Unemployment
  Housing
  Population
  Crime
  Social/comm...
Sources of data
Ø  Surveys
•  Scottish Household Survey (incorporates the Scottish House
Conditions Survey)
•  Scottish He...
Sources of data
Ø  Administrative data
•  Police recorded crime (Police Scotland)
•  Attendance and absence (Local authori...
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
  The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2012 identifies small area
conc...
Resources - to use in studying a local area
Introduction to SIMD and practical exercises
•  http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Sta...
2011 Census in Scotland
What Census data is available?
Tables of the following topics at all census geographies:
Population and Households
Housing...
2011 Census Products
  Census releases
  Results at a glance
  Analytical reports
  Census data explorer
DataShine Scotland
Census Data Explorer
  Quick, easy (and FREE!) online access to the
results from Scotland’s 2011 Census
  Area profiles
  ...
Long-term trends - Household size
  One person
households now most
common household
type – accounts for 35
per cent of all...
Census Data Explorer
Time for the practical session
www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk
Statistics cycle – what is the
question?
	
Problem Analysis
– specify the problem;
problem posing
Data
Presentation
– desc...
Exploring Census Data
Problem: One-person households – Trends over time?
Who are they? Where are they? Implications?
  Are...
Example analysis of household
composition + other Census data
  Household composition by age and sex
http://bit.ly/househo...
Discussion
  How would you see this resource being used?
  What would you like to find out more about?
Small Data: Are 51% of
people really 'single'?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-
monitor-31461595
  In statistical...
Question received from AH pupil
I am a final year student at *** School studying advanced
higher geography. As part of my ...
Further information
  All data available at: http://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk
Sign up there for our e-newsletter
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SAGT Conference 2015 - Scottish Government Stats and teaching

  1. 1. Scottish Government stats, census data and practical applications Scottish Association of Geography teachers 31 October 2015 Cecilia Macintyre, National Records of Scotland Tom Macintyre, University of Edinburgh
  2. 2. Introduction What we will cover: Government Statistics Background to the 2011 Census and some results Links to Curricular frameworks Practical using‘Census Data Explorer’ Discussion – future potential within Geography NQs
  3. 3. Aim of Government Statistics   The primary aim of official statistics in Scotland is to provide an accurate and up-to-date picture of the economy and society. All official statistics produced by Scottish Government are freely available.   Most of the statistics produced are national statistics which mean that they are produced according to the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and meet with standards of integrity, accuracy, impartiality
  4. 4. What type of data can you find?   Health   Education   Poverty   Unemployment   Housing   Population   Crime   Social/community
  5. 5. Sources of data Ø  Surveys •  Scottish Household Survey (incorporates the Scottish House Conditions Survey) •  Scottish Health Survey •  Scottish Crime and Justice Survey •  Growing Up in Scotland •  GP Survey Scotland •  The Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy
  6. 6. Sources of data Ø  Administrative data •  Police recorded crime (Police Scotland) •  Attendance and absence (Local authorities) •  Catches of wild salmon, grisle and sea trout (Marine Scotland) •  Cancer waiting times (ISD Scotland)
  7. 7. Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation   The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2012 identifies small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across all of Scotland in a fair way.   The Index provides a relative ranking for each data zone, from 1 (most deprived) to 6,505 (least deprived).   There are seven domains used to measure the multiple aspects of deprivation •  Employment •  Income •  Health •  Education, Skills, and Training •  Geographic Access to Services •  Crime •  Housing
  8. 8. Resources - to use in studying a local area Introduction to SIMD and practical exercises •  http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SIMD/training15 SIMD 2012 data download •  Excel spread sheets of SIMD 2012 ranks, domain ranks, (ignore individual indicator scores) www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SIMD/DataAnalysis/Background-Data-2012 SIMD methodology explaining how SIMD 2012 was constructed •  One-page overview www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SIMD/BackgroundMethodology/MethodologyVisual2012 Interactive mapping tools •  Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics - www.sns.gov.uk/simd •  Alasdair Rae’s UK data explorer - http://ukdataexplorer.com/simd/ Contact •  Email: Alastair.McAlpine@gov.scot – phone: 0131 244 7714 – Twitter: @A_SIMD •  Email: Maike.Waldmann@gov.scot – phone: 0131 244 5851 – Twitter: @mwldm
  9. 9. 2011 Census in Scotland
  10. 10. What Census data is available? Tables of the following topics at all census geographies: Population and Households Housing and Accommodation Health Ethnicity, Identity, Language and Religion Education Labour Market Transport
  11. 11. 2011 Census Products   Census releases   Results at a glance   Analytical reports   Census data explorer DataShine Scotland
  12. 12. Census Data Explorer   Quick, easy (and FREE!) online access to the results from Scotland’s 2011 Census   Area profiles   Data visualisations and maps online   All the standard output tables for all the available geographies   Range of supporting information
  13. 13. Long-term trends - Household size   One person households now most common household type – accounts for 35 per cent of all households.
  14. 14. Census Data Explorer Time for the practical session www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk
  15. 15. Statistics cycle – what is the question? Problem Analysis – specify the problem; problem posing Data Presentation – descriptive techniques and their interpretations, including tabulation, data display and statistical measures of location and spread Data Collection – including small sets of primary data and large databases of secondary data Data Analysis – discussion of data, leading to some inference that is relevant to problem Statistics Cycle Statistics cycle (Adapted from Porkess, 2013)
  16. 16. Exploring Census Data Problem: One-person households – Trends over time? Who are they? Where are they? Implications?   Area profiles DataShine (Maps and Charts)   Standard outputs   Excel tables & charts   Analytical report
  17. 17. Example analysis of household composition + other Census data   Household composition by age and sex http://bit.ly/household_age_sex Blog entry from Talking About Statistics www.celiamac58.blogspot.co.uk @celiamac58
  18. 18. Discussion   How would you see this resource being used?   What would you like to find out more about?
  19. 19. Small Data: Are 51% of people really 'single'? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine- monitor-31461595   In statistical terms, a household, just like a single person, is not necessarily what you would think it is. A household may be one person living alone or any group of people living together, who may not be related to each other, but do share cooking facilities and some communal living space.   So what proportion of the population is single if you don't count cohabiting as being single? According to this report, there were estimated to be 5.9 million people cohabiting in the UK in 2012, which was 11.7% of the population over 16.
  20. 20. Question received from AH pupil I am a final year student at *** School studying advanced higher geography. As part of my course I have to perform a study on a chosen issue. My study is on the areas of Pilton and Trinity within Edinburgh and why these two areas have such differing crime rates and types of crime, despite being so close to each other. I require information on the employment rates of the two areas and was wondering whether this information could be provided to me. How would you support this pupil? What is the best way to access required data?
  21. 21. Further information   All data available at: http://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk Sign up there for our e-newsletter Contact email: cecilia.macintyre@nrscotland.gov.uk tom.macintyre@ed.ac.uk

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