In this section, you’ll find high-level overviews of new data sources included in the Administrative Data Census Research Outputs, as well as data sources being evaluated for use in the 2021 Census.

What this information tells you

The emphasis of this information is on the statistical quality of the source and how it affects the scope of its use either in producing Research Outputs or to enhance 2021 Census outputs. It does not focus on the operational quality of the administrative data source.

Data sources being researched for use in the 2021 Census

Valuation Office Agency (VOA) data
This shows you a high-level overview of the VOA data source.

Data sources being researched for use in an Administrative Data Census

Personal Demographic Service (PDS) data
This shows you a high-level overview of the PDS data source.

Income and benefits
This shows you a high-level overview of the income and benefits data sources.

Feasibility All Education Dataset for England (AEDE)
This shows you a high-level overview of the AEDE data source.

Valuation Office Agency (VOA) data
This shows you a high-level overview of the VOA data source.

Previous statistical quality assessments

Statistical quality assessments were carried out in the Beyond 2011 Programme on the main data sources Office for National Statistics had obtained access to. These assessments primarily include geography and demographic variables with little characteristic information. We published the following reports from the assessments: