ONS Census February Newsletter

02/03/2012
ONS have published their 2nd Census Newsletter aimed at keeping users up to date with Census outputs and dissemination information. Highlights from this issue are:

  • 2011 Census output roadshows will be held in April on:

– 17 April: Manchester
– 18 April: York
– 19 & 27 April: London
– 25 April: Birmingham
– 26 April: Newport

Registration details will be available later this month.

  • first 2011 Census outputs (population estimates by age and sex for LAs) will be released in July 2012. 
  • work has begun (with BT) on the development a data explorer for the ONS website, this is expected to be available towards the end of 2012. Users are invited to help ONS test the data explorer tool by registering their interest by email
  • ONS will also be providing access to Census (and other) data through an API (Application Programming Interface) from October 2012 – SASPAC have been working with ONS to help test this service. User’s interested in the API service should contact ONS
  • as with previous Censuses, the Census Customer Services (CCS) team will are available to provide support and guidance on 2011 and previous Censuses
  • ONS will be presenting at the LARIA conference in Aston, Birmingham on 19 March