Training Videos


New training videos are now available for Modules 3a and 3b! These demonstrate how to select areas by text listing and using mapping through SASPAC.

Next Census release – 16 May


ONS have recently added the Census table layouts relating to Release 3.1 (tables in Release 3.1 (.xls)). These are the first set of detailed cross-tabulations released from the 2011 Census.

Release 3.1 will commence on 16 May and will include tables covering the following topics at local authority level:


  • Migration
  • ethnicity
  • identity
  • country of birth
  • language and religion
  • health
  • Welsh language skills

Release 3.2 and 3.3 are expected in June and July.

For more information on Release 3, see the ONS website. ONS are expecting to provide further layouts and updates to tables as information becomes available.

SASPAC Training – Places Available


The next Introduction to SASPAC course is scheduled for Tuesday 21st May at City Hall, London.

If you would like to attend, or have a colleague who would like to learn to use SASPAC, please contact Wil Tonkiss to book a place.

The introductory programme will provide users with all the tools they need to begin extracting and using census data. It is also an excellent opportunity for those who have used SASPAC before, but need a refresher, to brush up on their skills.

Full details of the course content can be found here: One-day Course.

Website update: new FAQ & Video



To help support users we have recently added an FAQs page to our website – if you have any questions you’d like us to answer please send them through the helpdesk.

We’ve also added a number of software videos to support our training materials, which can be found here.

We will be updating these resources regularly and will notify you as and when new content goes live.