What was the Beyond 2011 Programme?

Our population is changing rapidly and the need to understand these changes will continue. Improvements in technology and in government data sources also offer new opportunities.

The Beyond 2011 programme was established in April 2011 to assess the different possible approaches to producing population and housing statistics in the future through a programme of consultation and research. This work culminated in March 2014 with a recommendation from the National Statistician to the government for the future provision of population statistics.

The Beyond 2011 programme closed in January 2015. The Census Transformation Programme (CTP) is developing the 2021 Census.