With Census data coming think and fast and training budgets (if you have one!) closing at the end of the march, you may be interested in the following SASPAC training dates:
- 12 February – Cardiff, Data Unit – Wales
- 19 February – London, City Hall
- 18 March – London, City Hall
We are also in the process organising additional dates in Scotland, these are likely to be in late February/early March. If you are interested in attending any of these courses, please contact the helpdesk.
The training course will provide users with all the tools they need to search, extract and customise Census data to meet their organisation’s needs. A copy of the training programme can be found here (pdf) and further details on our training pages.
We’ve just published our next London (City Hall) training courses on our website, forthcoming dates are:
- Wednesday 12 June
- Tuesday 16 July
- Tuesday 20 Aug
- Tuesday 10 September
These introductory courses 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. The materials have also been updated to incorporate the latest Detailed Characteristics Census tables published in May.
A copy of the training programme can be found here (.pdf). 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. All the course materials can be found on our training pages.
The Greater London Authority (GLA) are doing their bit to encourage residents to complete the Census questionnaires with a YouTube video by the Mayor Boris Johnson and website with links to supporting resources such as why it’s important, FAQs and visualisations of the 2001 response rates.
The GLA’s Intelligence Unit are responsible for the management, development and support of the SASPAC project.