The correct management of statistical information divulgation processes requires a significant evolution in the configuration of the data coming from the institutions. In addition, trials of statistical techniques and communication approaches with a prerequisite structured and integrated database are also needed: any piece of data, whether statistical or not, becomes information the moment that it is retained and diffused to potential users and, whatever the divulgation tool, it is necessary to know, analyse, plan and structure the data so that they become information. To this end, the work team has been allotted the service of analysing, processing, divulging and making use of the census results. This consists of: activities to analyse best practices used by ISTAT (Italian Institute of Statistics) and other statistical institutes in the diffusion of census data; analysis and preliminary statistical-methodological and regulatory assessments of the data; quality checks; database processing and organization in order to create a definitive structure which can be interrogated as needed; study and realization of statistical indicator systems.
The Municipality of Milan, as in past years, intends to publish the 2011 census data at sub-municipal level. A document will be produced with a series of pre-packaged data and tables, but the possibility will also be given to interrogate the system in order to produce specific tables. This is to meet the needs of sectors of the public with different interests in the census data. However, various methodological and regulatory problems need to be solved in order to publish the data as such and this will form the IRPPS researchers’ main contribution to the project.