Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Introduction to Census data and practical applications - Inverurie 17th February

The following CPD event was organised by the Aberdeenshire Council and held at Inverurie Academy on 17th February 2015.  The session was jointly presented by Celia Macintyre (National Records of Scotland) and Tom Macintyre (University of Edinburgh).

CPD Programme 2014–2015
Introduction to Census data and practical applications

This course outlines the results from the 2011 Census in Scotland, and demonstrates a number of ways of accessing and using the published resources. The course will focus on the Scottish results published through the Census Data Explorer (, and will use a number of case studies to illustrate how the data can be used to answer specific questions.


At the end of the course participants will be able to:
       Explore the Census 2011 results for Scotland
       Download data extracts into a suitable format for analysis
       Generate appropriate summary statistics and create charts and graphs to illustrate findings


The following worksheets lead users through the key features of the Census Data Explorer


About the presenters:

Celia Macintyre is a statistician who has worked extensively on the quality assurance of Census 2011.  Recently she has been working with stakeholders to promote use of Census data through running training workshops, publishing analytical reports and information on data quality issues. 

Tom Macintyre is a senior lecturer in teacher education with an interest in 'numeracy across learning' with a focus on statistical literacy in the Senior Phase and within National Qualifications across the curriculum; social subjects (including geography) provide an obvious context to promote statistical literacy for learners in the Senior Phase of education.

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