SASPAC help test ONS API


SASPAC have been helping ONS test the systems currently under development to deliver the 2011 Census (and other data) to users. Along with Census Partners at NOMIS and Manchester University, SASPAC have been working closely with colleagues at ONS to test and specify the systems development. A demonstration application – based on the existing Web Services Wizard released with v9.25 – has been built which queries and returns data from ONS’ test API system.  A video demonstration of the application can be seen by selecting the image below (.swf format) or a .wmv file is also available.

Please contact the helpdesk for more details.

ONS 2011 Census Outputs roadshows


ONS have announced dates for a second round of 2011 Census Output consultation events in February 2011. This follows an exercise undertaken in March 2010 that allowed users to comment on proposed table layouts (inc. requests for new ones).  The dates and venues are:

  • Leeds – 14th February
  • Chester – 15th February
  • Birmingham 16th February
  • London – 17th February
  • London – 22nd February
  • Newport – 25th February

This represents users last opportunity to comment on 2011 outputs with an agreed set of specifications expected to follow  in Spring/Summer 2011. More details and a booking form can be found on the ONS website.