Webinar 5: Register based statistics: In the absence of a population register or unique identification system

Kind of event
Joint Partner
BAG, UNSD, Paris21

Areas to be covered

  • Admin Data Census for England and Wales – Progress, challenges and lessons learned.
  • Combined censuses - Spain (2011), Italy, Germany.
  • Key lessons on the use of registers/ administrative data in addressing gaps in the 2018 New Zealand Census.


Ian Cope worked at the UK Office for National Statistics for nearly 30 years; was responsible for the operational aspects of the 2011 Census in England and Wales; and was, until 2018, the Census Director for the 2021 Census. He also had responsibility for the ONS’ 'Admin Data Census' which seeks to explore the use of admin data to supplement the census after 2021. From August 2018 until February 2020 Ian was one of eight members of the New Zealand 2018 Census External Data Quality Assurance Panel as their ‘International Census Expert’ https://www.stats.govt.nz/news/2018-census-external-data-quality-panel-confirmed.

Useful Materials

Presentation Documents and Links
Using administrative data for population statistics in the UK pptx
Using administrative data in the New Zealand 2018 Census pptx
Combined censuses Germany, Spain and Italy pptx
Recorded Webinars mov