Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 735–737 | Cite as

Book Review: The Routledge Handbook of Census Resources, Methods and Applications: Unlocking the UK 2011 Census, J. Stillwell (Ed.). Published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York, 2018. Pages: xxv + 473. Price:£140.00 (Hardback). Print ISBN: 9781472475886. eBook ISBN: 9781315564777

  • Daniel J. ExeterEmail author

The UK census of the population and dwellings is a complex undertaking in which the ‘event’ of residents answering a form about individual - or household - specific circumstances on Census night (27 March 2011) represents the culmination of nearly a decade’s planning. Results from the Census are used extensively at all levels of government, by researchers, in private organisations and among NGOs.

In order to realise the potential that socio-demographic data obtained from the Census offers, users should be aware of its provenance, its limitations, and how others have used the data in different settings. Through the publication of The Routledge Handbook of Census Resources, Methods and Applications, John Stillwell has brought together leading population geographers and demographers and created a volume that provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the census.

This book comprises 33 chapters compiled into six parts. The introduction is the first of two chapters in Part 1 and...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Population HealthThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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