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.
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.
Today NRS released the latest results from the 2011 Census. Release 1B includes:
- usually resident census population estimates (rounded to the nearest 100) for Scotland, by five-year age bands and sex;
- usually resident census population estimates (rounded to the nearest 100) for each council area, by five-year age bands and sex;
- estimates of number of households (rounded to the nearest 10) for Scotland and each council area
- Additional Quality Assurance, methods material and interactive data visualisations.
Individual tables in xls, csv and pdf formats are available to download from the NRS download page.
The next data release is scheduled for May and will include single year of age estimates for council areas. For more details on subsequent releases see the latest Census Output Prospectus available from here.
With the end of the financial year nearly upon us, your organisation may wish to take advantage of any underspend (if you’re lucky to have any?!) and use 2012/13 budgets to finance next year’s SASPAC Support fee or purchase. If so, please contact the helpdesk with a purchase order number and invoice contact details as soon as possible.
With the flow of 2011 Census beginning to pick up pace (latest ONS & NRS plans), make sure your organisation is well prepared to take advantage of these datasets with access to the essential Census software and support services provided by the SASPAC team.
Yesterday, NRS published an update to the 2011 Census Outputs Prospectus for Scotland. The key points are:
- Local Authority level five-year age band population estimates (release 1B) are scheduled for release on 21 March, with single year data (release 1C) following in May.
- Key & Quick Statistics tables (release 2) will begin in Summer 2013, Local Characteristics (release 3) in Autumn 2013, and Winter 2013 (release 4) will contain Detailed Characteristics tables.
- Table layouts for Key and Quick Statistics are now available on the NRS website (.xls)
- NRS are keen to hear from users if they should follow ONS/NISRA and change the order of Releases 3 and 4
All the Census outputs relating to releases 2, 3 and 4 will be made available through SASPAC.
Building on the current System Files (.sys) downloads available for various geographies in England & Wales, new data is now available to download!
- USOAs (Wales only)
- Parliamentary Constituencies
- Parishes in England & Communities in Wales
- Primary Care Organisations (PCOs) in England/Local Health Boards (LHB) in Wales and Strategic Health Authorities (SHA) in England
In addition, ONS recently notified Census users of an error relating to Quick Statistics table QS203EW (Detailed Country of Birth). The error was present across all Census releases on the ONS website (including bulk data outputs) going back to December 2012. SASPAC has corrected these tables and, to assist users data management, is maintaining a list of all data corrections/re-releases (.xls) on our website. Following its recent release, this and previous data may be accessed using SASPAC v9.80.
ONS also published the following datasets earlier today:
- KS for National Parks in England and Wales
- KS and QS for Postcode Sectors
- KS and QS for National Assembly for Welsh Constituencies
The SASPAC team are currently processing the data, which will be available for download shortly.
ONS published the latest release of 2011 Census data on the 30 January 2013. This included 104 Census tables (35 Key Statistics (KS), 68 Quick Statistics(QS) and one Commissioned Table) for the Output Area (OA, Lower SOA and Middle SOA) and Ward geography hierarchies in England & Wales. This builds on the local authority KS and QS tables released on 11 December 2012. A list of tables available in this release can be found here (.xls), as well as the table layouts (.xls).
To access these new tables the SASPAC team have prepared and provided an updated version of the application (v9.80), which is available for download. In addition, all the SASPAC System files have been added to our data page and may be downloaded (Please be aware of the file sizes when downloading).
If you have any issues relating to this release or the Census date available please contact the helpdesk.
Many of you will be aware that the next Census 2011 data release (Release 2.2) is imminent, with the release of Key Statistics (35 tables) and Quick Statistics (69 tables) for Output Area, ward, parish and parliamentary constituency geographies expected next week. A list of table names and numbers can be found here (.xls). The latest table layouts are available from the ONS website but be aware as these may change before next week’s release date.
Once the SASPAC team have quality assured the data and created System files these will be made available for download via the data page of our website. To support the new 2011 statistical geography an updated version of the software (v9.80) will also be available to members for download. Followers will be notified as soon as software and the data is available via our blog.
The first ONS Census newsletter of 2013 was published earlier today. This edition reports on December’s release of the second set of 2011 Census results and incorporates details of the upcoming January/February outputs. Included in this edition is the following:
• Details of data tables to be released on 30 January and 19 February;
• January release of additional Census geography products (boundaries/lookups);
• Bulk data release and distribution of associated supporting information;
• Survey for Local Authorities regarding the benefits gained from Census data;
• ONS Census advisory groups and details of meetings;
• Links to useful census websites