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CensusAtSchool 2014/2015 - Find the top biscuit in your school!

Take part in the brand new questionnaire with your class now

This year our CensusAtSchool Questionnaire is comprised of 15 questions designed to return a diversity of continuous and discrete data for your class to explore.  We have again included our online mapping tool which returns the distances and time taken for learners to travel to and from school.  New questions include:

  • What might you be famous for in 2035?
  • What activities have you and your family taken part in over the past 7 days?
  • How many text messages did you send yesterday?

A winning biscuit?

The questionnaire also asks members of your class to rank 12 top biscuits
- which one will win? 

Find out all you need to know to get started right now!


CensusAtSchool.ie 2013/2014 Results Published

New Irish data is now available in our Random Data Selector and DataTool

This week at the John Hooper Medal for Statistics results event, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in Ireland revealed some key results from the CensusAtSchool.ie 2013/2014 Questionnaire. To coincide with the event the cleaned data has now been added to our RDS and DataTool that you can find using the menu on the left.

The Irish 2013/2014 questionnaire covered a variety of topics ranging from how much you trust different types of people, favourite takeaway foods, students' weekly income and reading habits.

You can view all the result using the link below, that includes a link to the CSO site and a list of John Hooper Medal winners.

Irish 2013/2014 Results
John Hooper Medal for Statistics 2014 Results

How Well Do You Know Your Area?

New ONS 2011 Census Quiz

The Office for National Statistics (ONS), one of our sponsors, have released a fantastic new 2011 Census Quiz called 'How Well Do You Know Your Area' as the name suggests the quiz asks a series of questions to see how well you know the numbers behind your local area (found by using your postcode).

How Well Do You Know Your Area?

The ONS have a steady stream of 2011 Census output that you can keep up with by visiting their website, or better still, following their twitter account @ONS.

Many of our latest cross-curricular resources contain lessons based around 2011 Census output so the quiz would make an excellent addition to any of these lessons. Use the menu on the left to find our 2011 Census resources or for the latest click here.


New 2011 Census Resources

How 2011 Census data shape your future

Three brand new resources based around the 2011 Census data and data visualisation tools are now available:


England and Wales have data - an investigation into the population, ethnicity and religion figures from the 2011 Census.

Should I stay or should I go? - explores whether it is better to move away or stay at home when going to university or getting a job.

2011 Census online quiz - based on the data from both the 2001 and 2011 Censuses for England and Wales.

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