SASPAC Training Dates


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:Classroom

  • 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.

SASPAC Training dates


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.

SASPAC Training Dates Announced

Dates for SASPAC Training at City Hall, London are now available. We will be adding more dates to support the release of additional 2011 Census data in the coming months.This one-day course will provide attendees with an understanding of the census dataset, census geography and how to get the most out of SASPAC.The course is for those new to SASPAC as well as existing users looking for a refresher. Basic computer literacy and an interest in data analysis are all that are required.
Places on the courses will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Initially authorities will be limited to one place but more places will be available in the future. Advertised courses will only run if a minimum number of attendees sign up.
Note: Due to the timing of these dates the training examples will use 2001 data and SASPAC v9.5, rather than 2011 data and interface, however the knowledge gained will be applicable when the 2011 Census data are released by the Census Offices.

Boris promotes Census


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.

Mayor of London Census video

The GLA’s Intelligence Unit are responsible for the management, development and support of the SASPAC project.