Citing census data

It is important to cite the data that you use. Please click on the relevant tab to find the relevant citation, source and copyright information.

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This tab contains information on how to cite 1981 Census data.

Aggregate data

Office of Population Censuses and Surveys ; Registrar General for Scotland (2000): 1981 Census aggregate data (Edition: 2000). UK Data Service. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5257/census/aggregate-1981-1

This information is licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/2].

Boundary data

Department of the Environment, 1981 Census: Digitised Boundary Data (England and Wales) [computer file]. UK Data Service Census Support. Downloaded from: https://borders.ukdataservice.ac.uk

Scottish Development Department, 1981 Census: Digitised Boundary Data (Scotland) [computer file]. UK Data Service Census Support. Downloaded from: https://borders.ukdataservice.ac.uk

Source: The source of all 1981 Digitised Boundary Data must be acknowledged prominently using the words: "Source: 1981 Census: Digitised Boundary Data (England and Wales)".

Flow data

Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, 1981 Census: Special Migration Statistics (Great Britain) [computer file]. UK Data Service Census Support. Downloaded from: https://wicid.ukdataservice.ac.uk

Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, 1981 Census: Special Workplace Statistics (Great Britain) [computer file]. UK Data Service Census Support. Downloaded from: https://wicid.ukdataservice.ac.uk

Source: The source of the census output should be prominently displayed whenever the census output is published, e.g. "Source: 1981 Census: Special Workplace Statistics (Great Britain)".

Copyright information

Crown copyright: Census output remains Crown copyright.

Copyright statement: The following copyright statement should be featured if you publish census output: "Census output is Crown copyright and is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland."

Copyright statement specifically for boundary data:

Copyright statement: The following copyright statement should be featured if the 1981 Census: Digitised Boundary Data (England and Wales) are used: "This work is based on data provided with the support of the ESRC and JISC and uses boundary material which is copyright of the Crown."

Copyright statement: The following copyright statement should be featured if the 1981 Census: Digitised Boundary Data (Scotland) are used: "This work is based on data provided with the support of the ESRC and JISC and uses boundary material which is copyright of the Crown and Gimms Ltd."

Confidentiality: Census output incorporates safeguards against possible identification of any particular person or household. The licensee shall not use the census output to attempt to obtain or derive information relating specifically to an identifiable individual or household, nor claim to have obtained or derived such information.

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