The GLA have commissioned a Method of Travel to Work table (CT0045) for ward, LA/UA, counties and regions in E&W which is comparable with the 2001 table. This is identical to table CT0015 ONS previously released to support their own analysis but was only released down to district level.
This new table provides Census estimates that are consistent with the classifications used in 2001 (table KS015), e.g. if a person indicates their place of work is at their home address but said that they travel to work by driving a car or van, they will appear in the category “Work mainly at or from home”, as was the case in 2001. In contrast, the 2011 table QS701EW uses a person’s method of travel to work to classify them, even if they have ticked the “Work mainly at or from home” category.
(We have requested ONS add geography codes to this file as it currently only contains names).
We have recently updated the System files available from our website to include:
- population centroid data for 2011 Census Output Areas, Lower Layer Super Output Areas and Middle Layer Super Ouptut Areas (the population weighted centroid is a single point that represent the median location of households). These may be extracted from the software using the header variables “Easting” and “Northing” which are stored on the updated System files.
- Quick Statistics tables: QS212EW (Passports Held (detailed)), QS214EW (National Identify (detailed)) and QS611EW (Approximate Social Grade).
This completes all the Key and Quick Statistics tables expected from the 2011 Census.
Next week (16/5) ONS will be releasing 42 Detailed Characteristic tables and will be the first detailed cross tabulations produced from the 2011 Census. This release represents Phase 1 of 3 in Release 3.0. 33 of these tables will be available for ward and Middle Layer Super Output Areas, 1 at Local Authority and 8 at regional level. The final table layouts can be found here (.xls).
Once the SASPAC team have loaded and quality assured this data, System files will be downloadable from the SASPAC website, along with a small software update. We’ll blog as soon as this data is available.
Bulk downloads for 1991 Census data for all geographies has just been added to our Data page.
These datasets include 10% and 100% data for both Small Area Statistics and Local Based Statistics for all geographies in Great Britain and can be downloaded here (Be aware of file sizes when downloading).
New training videos are now available for Modules 3a and 3b! These demonstrate how to select areas by text listing and using mapping through SASPAC.
ONS have recently added the Census table layouts relating to Release 3.1 (tables in Release 3.1 (.xls)). These are the first set of detailed cross-tabulations released from the 2011 Census.
Release 3.1 will commence on 16 May and will include tables covering the following topics at local authority level:
- country of birth
- language and religion
- Welsh language skills
Release 3.2 and 3.3 are expected in June and July.
For more information on Release 3, see the ONS website. ONS are expecting to provide further layouts and updates to tables as information becomes available.
The next Introduction to SASPAC course is scheduled for Tuesday 21st May at City Hall, London.
If you would like to attend, or have a colleague who would like to learn to use SASPAC, please contact Wil Tonkiss to book a place.
The introductory programme will provide users with all the tools they need to begin extracting and using census data. It is also an excellent opportunity for those who have used SASPAC before, but need a refresher, to brush up on their skills.
Full details of the course content can be found here: One-day Course.
To help support users we have recently added an FAQs page to our website – if you have any questions you’d like us to answer please send them through the helpdesk.
We’ve also added a number of software videos to support our training materials, which can be found here.
We will be updating these resources regularly and will notify you as and when new content goes live.