Census 2021 outputs: content design and release phase proposals

Closes 5 Oct 2021

7b: Mode and language of completion

Paradata refer to information about how we collected and processed the data. They’re separate from the statistical data that we produce from the census.

The mode of response is information on whether the response was submitted online, on paper or through another means. Other means include telephone capture or assisted digital.

Following the 2011 Census we also published data on the proportion of returns made by mode: online or paper. For 2021, we could add a third category, which includes all other modes of response. This includes telephone capture and assisted digital.  

For Wales, as well as mode of response, we can provide information on language of response. This information will depend on whether it was a paper or online response.

For paper responses, we can produce information on whether respondents used the Welsh language form or the English language form.
 

For online responses, we can produce information on which language the form was set to at the point of entry and the point of submission. These include:

  • started form in Welsh, and submitted in Welsh
  • started form in Welsh, and submitted in English
  • started form in English, and submitted in Welsh
  • started form in English, and submitted in English
     

The information you provide will be used to assess if there is sufficient user need to justify publication of mode of response data at lower geographies, or by other variables.  For Wales, this includes language of response.  Please provide as much detail as possible to justify your data needs.

Mode of completion
Have you used data on mode of completion of the 2011 Census in your work?
Would you use detailed data on mode of completion of the Census 2021, if it were published?
Which of the following variables would you require for analysis of mode of completion of the Census 2021?

Select all that apply

Does your analysis of mode of completion of the Census 2021 require data at local authority level?
What would the impact of your analysis of mode of completion of the Census 2021 be?
Welsh language completion
Have you used data on Welsh language completion from the 2011 Census in your work?
Would you use detailed data on Welsh language completion from the Census 2021, if it was published?
Which of the following variables would you require in your analysis of Welsh language completion in the Census 2021?
Does your analysis of Welsh language completion in the Census 2021 require data at local authority level?
What would be the impact of your analysis of Welsh language completion in the Census 2021?