New ONS website

30/08/2011

The new ONS website went live on 27/8/11 and aims to make it easier for users to find content, reuse it (downloadable xls, csv, xml formats) and improve the accessibility to the site. Support to help users familiarise themselves with the site is available through: a quick tour, tutorials on YouTube and tips on finding content.

ONS - homepage - screen shot

Future developments to the site will include an online data explorer tool and an Application Programme Interface (API). The API service will enable other parties, such as SASPAC, to programmatically discover and retrieve ONS content directly using their own online systems. It is planned that this service will deliver the 2011 Census results to users in 2012 – a service SASPAC are currently working with ONS to develop and test.

For those looking to access Census content on the new site the following links may be useful:

The new site is based on an entirely new content structure so any bookmarks you may have will no longer work – SASPAC have updated post links but if you spot any broken links please let us know.