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United Kingdom Census 2011
A census of the population of the United Kingdom is taken every ten years. The 2011 CENSUS was held in all countries of the UK on 27 March 2011. It was the first UK census which could be completed online via the Internet . The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is responsible for the census in England and Wales , the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) is responsible for the census in Scotland , and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) is responsible for the census in Northern Ireland . The Office for National Statistics is the executive office of the UK Statistics Authority , a non-ministerial department formed in 2008 and which reports directly to Parliament
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General Register Office For Scotland
The GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE FOR SCOTLAND (GROS) (Scottish Gaelic : Oifis Choitcheann a' Chlàraidh na h-Alba) was a non-ministerial directorate of the Scottish Government
Scottish Government
that administered the registration of births , deaths , marriages , divorces and adoptions in Scotland
Scotland
. It was also responsible for the statutes relating to the formalities of marriage and conduct of civil marriage in Scotland. It administered the census of Scotland\'s population every ten years. It also kept the Scottish National Health Service Central Register . On 1 April 2011 it was merged with the National Archives of Scotland
Scotland
to form National Records of Scotland
Scotland
. All the former department's functions continue as part of the new body
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National Records Of Scotland
NATIONAL RECORDS OF SCOTLAND is a non-ministerial department of the Scottish Government . It is responsible for civil registration , the census in Scotland
Scotland
, demography and statistics , family history and the national archives and historical records. National Records of Scotland
Scotland
was formed from the merger of the General Register Office for Scotland and the National Archives of Scotland
Scotland
in 2011, and combines all the functions of the two former organisations. The offices of Registrar General for Scotland
Scotland
and Keeper of the Records of Scotland
Scotland
both continue are combined in the person of Tim Ellis, Chief Executive of National Records of Scotland
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Census In The United Kingdom
Coincident full censuses have taken place in the different jurisdictions of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
every ten years since 1801, with the exceptions of 1941 (during the Second World War
Second World War
) and Ireland in 1921. Simultaneous censuses were taken in the Channel Islands
Channel Islands
and the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
, with the returns being archived with those of England
England
. In addition to providing detailed information about national demographics , the results of the census play an important part in the calculation of resource allocation to regional and local service providers by the governments of both the UK and the European Union
European Union
. The most recent UK census took place in 2011
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Internet
The INTERNET is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide. It is a _network of networks_ that consists of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries an extensive range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents and applications of the World Wide Web (WWW), electronic mail , telephony , and file sharing . The origins of the Internet date back to research commissioned by the United States federal government in the 1960s to build robust, fault-tolerant communication via computer networks
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Office For National Statistics
The OFFICE FOR NATIONAL STATISTICS (ONS) is the executive office of the UK Statistics Authority , a non-ministerial department which reports directly to the UK Parliament . CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 History * 3 Purpose and scope * 3.1 Applications of data * 4 Independence * 5 Heads of the Office and the National Statistician * 6 Work of the ONS * 6.1 Data collection * 6.2 Former departments * 6.3 The Blue Book * 6.4 Education of Statisticians * 6.5 Virtual Microdata Laboratory * 7 Office Locations * 7.1 Former Headquarters * 7.2 Gradual move of functions to South Wales * 8 Criticism of the ONS * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links OVERVIEWIt is charged with the collection and publication of statistics related to the economy, population and society of the UK; responsibility for some areas of statistics in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales is devolved to the devolved governments for those areas
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England
ENGLAND is a country that is part of the United Kingdom . It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain (which lies in the North Atlantic ) in its centre and south; and includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly , and the Isle of Wight . The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles , one of the Germanic tribes who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries
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Wales
WALES (/ˈweɪlz/ (_ listen ); Welsh : Cymru_ (_ listen )) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the island of Great Britain . It is bordered by England
England
to the east , the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales
Wales
has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon
Snowdon
(Yr Wyddfa_), its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate . Welsh national identity emerged among the Celtic Britons after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century, and Wales
Wales
is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nations
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Scotland
SCOTLAND (/ˈskɒt.lənd/ ; Scots : ; Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic
: _ Alba
Alba
_ ( listen )) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
. It shares a border with England
England
to the south, and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
, with the North Sea
North Sea
to the east and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the south-west. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides
Hebrides
. The Kingdom of Scotland
Kingdom of Scotland
emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages and continued to exist until 1707
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Northern Ireland Statistics And Research Agency
The NORTHERN IRELAND STATISTICS AND RESEARCH AGENCY (NISRA, Irish : Gníomhaireacht Thuaisceart Éireann um Staitisticí agus Taighde) is an executive agency within the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland . The organisation is responsible for the collection and publication of statistics related to the economy, population and society of Northern Ireland. It is responsible for conducting the decennial census , with the last Census
Census
in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
held on 27 March 2011, and incorporates the General Register Office (GRO) for Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
which is responsible for the registration of births, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths
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Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND (Irish : _Tuaisceart Éireann_ (_ listen ); Ulster-Scots : Norlin Airlann_) is a country of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
located in the north-east of the island of Ireland
Ireland
. It has been variously described as a country, province, region, or "part" of the United Kingdom, amongst other terms. Northern Ireland
Ireland
shares a border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
. In 2011 , its population was 1,810,863, constituting about 30% of the island's total population and about 3% of the UK\'s population . Established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998 as part of the Good Friday Agreement , the Northern Ireland Assembly holds responsibility for a range of devolved policy matters, while other areas are reserved for the British government
British government

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UK Statistics Authority
The UK STATISTICS AUTHORITY (UKSA, Welsh : Awdurdod Ystadegau'r DU) is an independent body operating at arm's length from Government as a non-ministerial department , directly accountable to Parliament . It was established on 1 April 2008 by the Statistics
Statistics
and Registration Service Act 2007 . CONTENTS * 1 Functions * 2 Background * 3 Board members * 4 Notes * 5 External links FUNCTIONSFormally, the UK Statistics
Statistics
Authority has two main functions: oversight of the Office for National Statistics
Office for National Statistics
(ONS), replacing the oversight role previously performed by HM Treasury ministers; and independent monitoring and assessment of official statistics, maintaining a Code of Practice for Official Statistics
Statistics
and accrediting Code-compliant statistics as 'National Statistics'
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List Of National And International Statistical Services
The following is a LIST OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL SERVICES. CONTENTS* 1 Central national statistical services * 1.1 Africa * 1.2 Americas * 1.3 Asia * 1.4 Europe * 1.5 Oceania * 2 Autonomous statistical services at sub-national level * 3 International statistical services * 3.1 United Nations organisations * 3.2 Intergovernmental Development and Central Banks * 3.3 Regional intergovernmental organisations * 3.4 Other organisations * 4 See also * 5 External links CENTRAL NATIONAL STATISTICAL SERVICESNearly every country in the world has set a central public sector unit entirely devoted to the production, harmonisation and dissemination of official statistics that the public sector and the national community need to run, monitor and evaluate their operations and policies
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Jil Matheson
DAME JILIAN NORMA MATHESON, DCB , FAcSS is the former National Statistician of the United Kingdom. CONTENTS* 1 Career * 1.1 National Statistician * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links CAREERShe joined the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys in 1975. She worked on the Expenditure and Food Survey and the General Household Survey . After 1998 she worked on Neighbourhood Statistics . At the ONS between 2004-8, she was the Director of Census, Demographic and Regional Statistics. She became Director General for Statistics Delivery at the ONS in 2008 with responsibility for the delivery of all ONS statistical operations and outputs, and for the development of the ONS’ statistical portfolio in consultation with users
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Lockheed Martin UK
LOCKHEED MARTIN UK LIMITED (LMUK) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin , headquartered in London. The company was created on 1 July 1999, combining all of Lockheed Martin's UK operations into one company
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Census Act 1920
The CENSUS ACT 1920 (10 & 11 Geo. 5 c. 41) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
. Providing for a census for Great Britain (or any subsidiary part of it), on a date to be fixed by Order in Council , it remains the primary legislation for the provision of the UK census in England