Update to Scottish Census Release 1C (Part 2)

28/08/2013

On the 15 August NRS released usual resident/household estimates for postcodes, output areas (OA), data zones and inhabited islands. To support these outputs, OA boundaries, postcode to OA and OA to higher area lookup files were also published. However, NRS have just announced an issue with the OA coding applied and they will be replacing these files with revised datasets within the next two weeks. As a result these files have been temporarily removed from the website.

Unlike in England and Wales, NRS renamed all the 2011 Census OA codes in Scotland so they ran sequentially within each council area, however, the error means that this is not always the case. Although physical OA boundaries and population/household estimates will not be altered, the OAs will be recoding to correct this issue.  NRS will be providing a ‘current 2011 OA’ to ‘new OA’ lookup table to assist users. NRS Geography Customer Services will contact users when this data is available but can be contacted for any further information.

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A warm welcome to Oxfordshire CC

15/08/2013

We’d like to offer Oxfordshire County Council a warm welcome to the SASPAC software scheme.

OxfordCC

With Census data coming thick and fast in the coming months, remember the SASPAC team provide training in both the Census data and how SASPAC can help you make the most of this huge dataset. Visit out training page for more info.


Local Characteristic Census tables now in SASPAC

02/08/2013

On 31/7/13 ONS released 21 Local Characteristic tables for Output Areas and higher geographies in E&W. Local Characteristic (LC) tables are detailed cross tabulations available for the smallest geographical area from the Census. This release is the first in a series of monthly LC table publications outlined in the release schedule.

As with previous releases, a SASPAC software update and set of System files (794MB .zip) are available for users to download. Detailed guidance (.pdf) explaining how to update SASPAC are also available. These tables have also been integrated into SASPAC’s master data download page.

Please contact the helpdesk if you have any issues with this update.