Boris promotes Census


The Greater London Authority (GLA) are doing their bit to encourage residents to complete the Census questionnaires with a YouTube video by the Mayor Boris Johnson and website with links to supporting resources such as why it’s important, FAQs and visualisations of the 2001 response rates.

Mayor of London Census video

The GLA’s Intelligence Unit are responsible for the management, development and support of the SASPAC project.



The latest BURISA newsletter (187) was published this week and includes an article entitled “SASPAC – a 30-year success story!“. This provides an overview of SASPAC’s history – going back to it’s origins with David Rhind and Keith Dugmore and the 1981 Census – what we’re up to now and a look towards the future. The newsletter also features a 2011 Census update, reports on data visualisation, measuring wellbeing and lots more. The full newsletter is available to BURISA members from their website but the SASPAC article has been extracted and is available here.

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