The United Kingdom Census

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_Census_2011 for details

Further information at ons.gov.uk and search for Census

Where and how is it used?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_Census_2011 for details

Further information at ons.gov.uk and search for Census

What did you or someone else pay for it?

THe United Kingdom taxpayers paid for it

Why do you want to add it to the museum?

I believe it is an interesting example of a data commodity


How was it made?

Is made in a factory

Is farmed

Is mass-produced

Is produced by local cottage industry

Is made to particular specifications

Is craft / hand-made

Is foraged

Is found

Is colonised

Is a service


Materials & Making

Who made or produced your commodity?

the people of the United Kingdom

Who was paid to make it?

The United kingdom Taxpayers

What skills does it take to make it?

Hundreds of different skills

Where was it made?

in the United Kingdom but with help from other parts of the world

What does it cost to make it?

The total cost of the 2011 Census in England and Wales over the period from 2004/05 to 2015/16 is estimated to be £482 million. This is more than twice the £210m spent on the 2001 census. This breaks down to a cost of 87 pence per person, per year (over the life of the census – ten years).

What is it made from?

Buying & Owning

Who decides how much it costs?

The market for the suppliers of the components

Who or what assesses its quality?

External organisations and auditors

Where is it sold?

All over the world

Who or what sells it?

The united Kingdom Taxpayers via the Government of the Day and The Office For National Statistics

How did this thing arrive from where it was made to where you got it?

Regular national censuses have taken place nearly every ten years since 1801, most recently in 2011; other partial censuses have been made on some of the intervening fifth anniversaries. The first four censuses (1801–1831) were mainly statistical: that is, mainly headcounts, with virtually no personal information. A small number of older records exist in local record offices as by-products of the notes made by enumerators in the production of those earlier censuses; these might list all persons or just the heads of households. The 1841 Census was the first to intentionally record names of all individuals in a household or institution.

Where is it used?

In multiple places

Where is it kept?

At The Office For National Statistics

How and by whom is it cared for?

Staff atThe Office For National Statistics

How long will it last?

Forever

Where will it go when it's finished with?

It wont ever go away

What is it worth?

Nobody knows


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