Today saw the launch of the 2011 Census advertising campaigns with lots of coverage across various news media, including the BBC. The purple Census bus also started it’s journey around the country this morning after an early morning photo shot outside SASPAC’s base at City Hall in London. ONS have produced a press release with tour dates and venues.
This is a final opportunity for users to comment on any aspect of the final 2011 Census Output Geography policy. The policy includes Output Area/Super Output Area maintenance; the creation of workplace zones; Upper Super Output Areas; and the redesign of ‘badly performing’ Output Areas. Responses are due by 29 April.
Yesterday GROS announced the next stage of their 2011 Census output consultation. This builds on the Spring 2010 consultation relating to the initial output plans and provides an opportunity for users’ to comment on – among a number of other issues – proposed table layouts. Part of the consultation also requests interested parties to register their interest in “user testing of output dissemination systems” – rest assured SASPAC will be! Deadline is 31 March 2011 and full details are available from the GROS website.
The second phase of ONS’ 2011 output consultation opened yesterday. This is an opportunity for users to comment on the outputs designed in response to last year’s consultation exercise. The material provided includes table mock-ups for both new and 2001-based tables as well as a matrix of proposed tables and their geographical availability. Lots of detail has been provided and it will take sometime to absorb! Users have until 29 April to respond.
The latest SASPAC Advisory Panel was held at City Hall on 19th January 2011. The agenda included an update on 2011 Census developments by ONS, the latest on LGA’s soon to be launched Knowledge Hub programme and a whiteboard session on SASPAC’s marketing activities and tactics. Meeting notes are available to our users from the Advisory Panel page.