Census Release 3.2a and Training courses


On Friday 28 June ONS published 34 Detailed Characteristics tables for Local Authorities in England & Wales. These tables represent release 3.2a and contain detailed cross-tabulations from the 2011 Census relating to housing, topics include:

  • marital status/civil partnership
  • living arrangements
  • tenure/accommodation type
  • Welsh language
  • NS-SeC/Economic activity

A copy of the table layouts from these tables can be found on the ONS website.

The SASPAC team have processed and quality assured these datasets and the System files can now be downloaded from our data page. A link to download just these Detailed Characteristic System files can be found here (34 MB .zip). SASPAC requires a small number of files to be updated to integrate these new tables within its searching mechanism.

To update from v9.80 users will need to download these update files (7MB .zip) and follow the instructions in this release note (.pdf).

If users are already running v9.82, a simple update process is necessary using the files here (4MB .zip) and accompanying update note (.pdf).

To support users in accessing these new tables, we have a number of courses scheduled at City Hall in the coming months – visit our booking page for the latest dates or contact Wil Tonkiss for more details. All our course materials can be found on our training pages.

Please do not hesitate to contact the helpdesk if you have any issues with this release.