The system for providing population and socio-demographic statistics for the UK has, like many other countries, been built around a census of the whole population.
In recent times the census has become more expensive and challenging to conduct, especially with the increasingly mobile population. National Records of Scotland is investigating alternative ways of meeting information needs for population statistics. This page contains links to information relating to this work.
Background to Beyond 2011
The section provides background information on the Beyond 2011 project and the reasons we are looking at alternative methods for producing population and socio-demographic statistics for Scotland.
What are the options for the future?
Find information on consultations and events that we are carrying out as part of the Beyond 2011 project.
Consultations and Events
Find information on consultation activities we are carrying out as part of the Beyond 2011 project.
Reports and Research
These pages contain working papers and reports from research on the Beyond 2011 project.
The Beyond 2011 Newsletters are published on a bimonthly basis, they contain articles about new developments, consultations and updates on previously published material.
Frequently Asked Questions
Beyond 2011 programme related questions