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Census and Geodemographics Group

The MRS Census and Geodemographics Group (CGG) is a leading independent voice championing the generation and use of geodemographic data.

For over 20 years the CGG has been a leading independent voice in the geodemographics sector. Part of MRS, it exists to promote the full use of Census and geodemographic information. It works with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and others to represent the needs of research.

Tell NRS how the Census benefits you

The Beyond 2011 programme is an ongoing programme within National Records of Scotland (NRS) to research suitable methods for producing population and socio-demographic information.

The success of the programme will depend on NRS having a clear understanding of user requirements and priorities and it is these requirements that this consultation is intended to capture.

For more details click here.

Tell ONS how the Census benefits you

The Census is changing. The ONS Beyond 2011 Programme is currently exploring alternative, more cost-effective options for census-taking in the future. They need our help to identify the benefits and uses of the data by the research sector.  

This is a real and urgent opportunity to fight for the data that adds value to our businesses.

Read the full article from ONS here and access the link to the survey.


The CGG run regular seminars on the latest developments and uses of Census, geodemographic and lifestyle data, and data integration in market research and related fields. 


One of the aims of the CGG is to promote the full use of Census and geodemographic information. The Group have developed a number of resources to aid those working in the field.

Consulation Responses

The CGG is an MRS advisory board that recommends MRS policy in relation to geographic, demographic and census information. As part of this role they represent the profession by responding to important consultations on behalf of MRS and their members.

How to get involved

The group encourage involvement, whether that be joining the LinkedIn network group, subscribing to bulletins and RSS feeds or joining the Census and Geodemographics Group itself.

Event highlights

January 2018
Speaker 18

The Brexit Diaries: Engaging with the public in Brexit Britain18.01.18 | MRS, London EC1V 0JR

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MRS Operations Network23.01.18 | MRS, London EC1V 0JR

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Kids & Youth Insights25.01.18 | Etc.venues, London SE1 7PB

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