New SASPAC User

17/02/2014

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Welcome to Renfrewshire Council who have recently joined the SASPAC scheme. They are now able to view all the Scottish Census datasets and take advantage of the benefits SASPAC can offer.

If you are interested in a free trial of the application just contact our helpdesk. Alternatively, if you would like to read feedback just visit our user comments page.


Census Release Update

07/02/2014

ONS have now published the (draft) table layouts for release:

4.5a: (Local Characteristics on Labour Market for output areas in England and Wales)
4.5b: (Local Characteristics on Qualifications for output areas in England and Wales)

Accessible via here. This data is scheduled for release on 26 February 2014.


Do you need Census data on the Armed Forces population?

06/02/2014

The 2001 Census produced a number of tables at ward level specifically relating to the armed forces population (AF001 to AF004). This population is likely to be  geographically concentrated across specific local authorities but key to understanding service provision and demand. ONS are preparing the equivalent 2011 Census tables and have circulated some table mockups (.xls) for users to comment on. The current intention is to provide this tables at regional level only. ONS are keen to hear from users on their data requirements and requested feedback by 11 February.


SASPAC v9.85 Feb update

03/02/2014

saspac-logo-master-button-maze-name-256-reversed-out-rounded-with-shadowThe latest 2011 Census Detailed and Local Characteristics tables are now available to download from the SASPAC website along with a software update (v9.85).

This update incorporates the 2 Detailed Characteristic and 59 Local Characteristic tables published by ONS on 23/01/14 (releases 4.4a and 4.4b)

The updated SASPAC System files are downloadable from our data page and the software updates files/instructions from here.

To help keep users’ up to date with the large number of tables currently available we have also produced a summary of all the tables released by geography here (.xls). Furthermore, table layouts for all the tables so far and those recently published are below:

  • Release 4.4a Detailed Characteristic tables layouts all published DC table layouts to date (.pdf)
  • Release 4.4a and 4.4b Local Characteristic tables layouts /all published LC table layouts to date (.pdf)

Other table layouts can be found on our Support page.


Next Census Release Dates

03/02/2014

ONS have announced the release date for the next Local Characteristics tables. The information will be found in tables 4.5a and 4.5b and will include topics on:

  • Labour Market at output area level
  • Qualifications at output area level

This release will be on the 26 February 2014. There are currently no drafts of this information published, but once available they will be accessible via here.

Also on the 27 February 2014, NRS will be releasing Scotland’s Census results part 3A, which provides 10 new tables:

  • Age by sex
  • Ethnic group
  • National identity
  • Proficiency in English
  • Religion
  • Scots language skills
  • Ethnic group
  • Country of birth

There is currently already a draft tables available to download from the NRS website.


SASPAC v9.85 available

10/01/2014

A happy year to all our users!

Before Christmas ONS and NRS produced two Census data releases for England & Wales and Scotland respectively. These new tables have now been integrated into SASPAC and are available as a new software update: v9.85. This release includes:

  • access to all Key and Quick Statistics tables for Scotland (Release 2c Key stats & Quick stats layouts (pdf))
  • access to 59 new Detailed Characteristic tables for England & Wales (Release 3.5 layouts (pdf))

The application has also been enhanced to include a brand new ‘year’ and ‘country’ filter that allows users to restrict their dataset view to just those of interest. The supporting updated System files are also available to download on our E&W and Scotland data pages.

Given the considerable amount of Census data now available, the SASPAC team have produced Excel files that list all the tables currently available by geography for E&W and Scotland. This should help you stay up to date with the wealth of data now at your finger tips!

What data to expect next?
The next data release planned for E&W is on 23 January and will include 59 Local Characteristic tables for Output Areas (Release 4.4), the current tables layouts are available on the ONS website. In Scotland, the next release phase includes detailed cross tabulations and will be published on a ‘topic’ basis; other than ‘early 2014’ it is not currently clear when this data will be available but we expect to hear more later this month.


Scottish SASPAC update: v9.85

03/12/2013

Following release 2B of the Scottish Census results from NRS, the SASPAC team is pleased to release a software update to our
users. This release incorporates all the Key (29) and Quick Statistic tables (32) currently available for Scottish Census geographies.

SASPAC v9.85 is available to download from the software page along with update instructions (.pdf). This release includes:saspac-logo-master-button-maze-name-256-reversed-out-rounded-with-shadow

  • access to all Key statistics (with percentage values) and Quick Statistics tables;
  • new “year” and “country” filters to restrict data searching/selection to just Scottish tables;
  • enhanced hierarchic geography trees that present 2011 Output Areas within Multi-member wards, Postcode sectors and Datazones (facilitates easy selection of “all the OAs within area X”).

All the necessary System files may also be downloaded from our data page.

The next Census release for Scotland is scheduled for 18 December and will include four Key and 27 Quick statistics tables relating to Living Arrangements (planned table layouts). Please note, we also expect to release an updated full installation package later in December 2013, this will update all previous versions of the application.

Please contact the helpdesk if you have any issue with this release or require any further details.


What do our users’ think of SASPAC?

15/11/2013

Want to know more about the benefits of the SASPAC service: visit our new page of client testimonials.

SASPAC provides access to, and support in using, the 2011 Census statistics. A well known and trusted public sector project, used by a large proportion of local authorities, SASPAC provides researchers with the advanced tools necessary to get maximum value out of the Census. To find out more, watch our 2 minute video below or contact the helpdesk for a free trial.

Introduction Video


2011 Census Scottish boundary data

30/10/2013

In preparation for the next Census release for Scotland on 14 November (release 2B), the SASPAC team have prepared a series of boundary files to assist users. Our Scottish geography page now contains boundaries in  Mapshore (BDY), MapInfo (TAB) and ESRI (SHP) formats, as well links to a number of other useful geographic resources. Boundaries are available for the following hierarchies:

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  • 2011 Census Output Areas
  • 2011 Local Characteristic Sectors
  • 2011 Detailed Characteristic Sectors
  • 2001 Data zones
  • 2001 Intermediate zones
  • Electoral Wards
  • Council Areas

Boundary data is downloadable as; a single file for all Scottish zones (split by hierarchy); a single file containing Council Area folders split by hierarchy; and a separate file for each Council. – allowing users to download all the boundaries just for their Council area if necessary.


Scottish data now in SASPAC

10/10/2013

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Following the publication of the first 2011 Census tables for Scotland (Release 2a) on 26 September, we are pleased to release these tables along with an updated version of the software (v9.84) to users.

These release included:

tables for Scotland, Council Areas and Health Boards.

Instructions on how to update the software to v9.84 are available here (.pdf) and the supporting System files may be downloaded from the data page. Remember all our training materials, videos and demo data can be found on our training pages.

The next Scottish release (2b) is planned for 14 November and will include 15 Key Statistics and 9 Quick Statistics tables for all Census geographies (plus the Release 2a tables for the outstanding geographies). The latest details on the planned outputs can be found on the NRS Census website.

Please contact the helpdesk if you have any issue with this release or require any further details.