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Design of the 2001 and 2011 census coverage surveys for England and Wales

Brown, James, Abbott, Owen and Smith, Paul A. (2011) Design of the 2001 and 2011 census coverage surveys for England and Wales Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 174, pp. 881-906. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-985X.2011.00697.x).

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In many countries, a key component of measuring census coverage is a post-enumeration survey. In the 2001 censuses of the UK this was called the Census Coverage Survey. The paper reviews the design of the 2001 Census Coverage Survey and develops the design for the survey in 2011, taking advantage of the experience of 2001 and the data that were generated by the 2001 process. This leads to a proposed design that is less clustered than in 2001 and has an allocation that is more skewed towards areas where coverage in the 2011 census is expected to be lowest. The updated design balances optimal allocation against maintaining a sufficient sample across all areas.

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Published date: 11 May 2011
Keywords: census coverage, sample allocation, survey design, 2011 census


Local EPrints ID: 187973
ISSN: 0964-1998
PURE UUID: dab41970-15c9-486a-ac37-b2caef48d9c8
ORCID for Paul A. Smith: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 19 May 2011 10:42
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:43

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Author: James Brown
Author: Owen Abbott
Author: Paul A. Smith ORCID iD

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