We have recently developed more training videos. Please take a look on our page to view these great step-by-step videos now currently available.
The most recent videos added are:
Part B and
This module shows you how to work with origin-destination dataset sets including filtering the data, rezoning to asymmetric zones and outputting the data into either an Excel pivot table or into Mapshore.
The SASPAC team have integrated the latest Scottish Census Release 3G and H tables into the application and these are now available to. Users will need to download the latest System files and update their version of the application to access these new tables. Details on how to update the software can be found here.
Release 3G and H were published on 23 July and 13 August:
- Release 3G: 12 Detailed Characteristic and 8 Local Characteristic tables (published on 23/7/14); tables relate to Labour Market and Education.
- Release 3H: 12 Detailed Characteristic and 12 Local Characteristic tables (published on 13/8/14); tables relate to Labour Market and Transport.
A list of all the Census tables and geographies currently available can be found here (.xls) If you have any query queries or issues applying this update please do not hesitate to contact the helpdesk.
The SASPAC team have developed a new training course to support users’ access to the Origin/Destination flow data that has begun to be released by the Census Offices. This dataset includes details of usual residents:
- Travel to Work (or study in Scotland)
- Second Residences
- Student migration
SASPAC provides users with the tools to access, manipulate and analyse this complex dataset. The course is designed for current users of the software interested in using the application to understand the flow data – a course outline can be seen here. The first course is scheduled for Wednesday 17th September at City Hall and more dates can be found on our booking page.
NB: In order register on this course you must have been on the Introduction to SASPAC course or be a long-time user of the software.
The first set of Public Flow data tables were released at the end of July and further releases (Safeguarded & Secure) are scheduled for the end of September and then again in November. All of these tables will be accessible through SASPAC either on users’ desktops (following the completion of the necessary licence) or the Census Offices physical sites via the Virtual Microdata Laboratory (VML).
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in securing a place. We will allocate places on a first-come-first-served basis.
2011 Census: Workday Population Statistics for Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) and Output Areas in England and Wales (Part 2)
A production error was discovered in table WD1101EW. The workday populations for eight Output Areas were incorrect – with some cells containing inconsistent counts for age or sex categories that did not sum to the total population. The eight Output Areas affected were: E00015045, E00023289, E00049002, E00159643, E00172150, E00170915, E00172167, E00174876 (across LB of Kingston and Wandsworth, Warwick, and Coventry) . Correcting the figures for these areas has resulted in changes to the figures for five Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs).
The SASPAC team have corrected these System files and updated the Workday tables for MSOAs in England and OA in West Midlands and London. The new System files may be downloaded from here.
We have recently received requests from users to run another SASPAC/Census training course in Scotland. If you are interested in making the most from the 2011 Census and would like to attend, please contact the
helpdesk on email@example.com.
With the NRS now publishing data on a regular basis, SASPAC is an invaluable tool to help identify and download exactly the Census variables you need for your chosen geographies.
For more details on what you’ll cover on our course visit our training pages.
ONS have recently announced further details on how to access the 2011 Origin-Destination (OD) datasets. The safeguarded tables are now expected to be released via the UK Data Service available in September. To support this, SASPAC have been working with ONS to make these tables available to download from the UK Data Service in a SASPAC format (.SYS). This means users will be able to: download the data from the UKDS, a software update from www.saspac.org and access these tables on their desktops. To prepare for the data, we would recommend registering for the UKDS now (open to academic/public sector users) and then signing up to the additional safeguarded t&cs when the data is published.
The SASPAC team have been working on the integrating the OD Public tables recently published. However, having raised some potential issues in the data with ONS, some corrected data was released yesterday (12/8/14) but there are still some outstanding issues – once we are confident in these datasets we will release these to our users.
A reminder that these public, safeguarded and secure OD data releases are just the priority tables and a lot more are due to be published in November/December this year.
Please take some time to view our video training page; the videos available are great step-by-step guides of how to carry out common tasks.
There are currently 7 videos available with the most recent videos added being modules 4a & 4b, these modules show:
Module 4a – Demonstrates how to create new zones – By individual area selection.
Module 4b – Demonstrates how to create new zones – By reference to a gazetteer.
Please take a look and keep an eye out for more videos becoming available soon!