Response sent: November 2011

Request:

A breakdown of the figure that was mentioned in the statement that: 'Over 80 million of our historical documents have been digitised and published online.'

In particular:
1) Is this 80 million individual pages or full documents?
2) What percent were digitised under a cooperative arrangement with a commercial or other partner?
3) What percent are census records?
4) What are the other major (top 10) record sets digitized and what percent of the 80 million do they each represent?

Outcome:

Successful

Response:

1) The 80 million figure is full documents (not images). Due to different calculation models used for different record types the accuracy of this figure is approximately 80%.

2) 75.7%

3) 27.2%

4) 
1. WO 363 - 26.2%
2. WO 364 - 7.7%
3. WO 97 - 6%
4. PROB 11 - 2.91%
5. WO 96 - 2.16%
6. HO 2 - 1.3%
7. BT 26 - 1.26%
8. BT 27 - 1.16%
9. WO 372 - 0.97%
10. ADM 188 - 0.67%