SASPAC v9.93 is now available to download to our all users, this includes:
- Scottish Census releases I, j and k (41 DC and 43 LC tables)
- 2011 ONS Flow data: Public and Safeguarded*
- 2013 Mid-Year Population estimates (single year of age by sex for OAs and higher geographies)
*The first Safeguarded OD tables have begun to be released via the UK Data Service: 8 migration tables relating to OAs and merged ward geographies were released on 3/12/14. There is a plan to publish around 200 tables via this route between January-March next year. Remember there are additional terms and conditions regarding the use of these statistics and we will be providing more details in a blog post soon.
A release note with update instructions can be found here, whilst the relevant SASPAC System files for E&W can be found here and the Scottish data here.
NRS have recently published the new 2011 Census Data zones and Intermediate zones areas – previously Census data has been published for 2001 DZ/IZ on a best-fit basis. The 2011 lookup tables are available to download from the NRS website.
These zones have been created by aggregating 2011 Census Output Areas (on an exact-fit basis). The SASPAC team have created Key Statistics, Quick Statistics and Local Characteristic datasets for these new zones and the System files are now available for download from our data page or a direct link to the System files is here (743MB .zip).
Data has been generated using SASPAC’s rezoning facility – remember you can create your own custom areas and all the steps are explained in Module 4b. When viewing these new geographies in SASPAC the zones will appear as flat trees (i.e not grouped by LAs), we are currently updating the software to incorporate these hierarchies and a software release will be available shortly.
The SASPAC team have integrated the latest Scottish Census Release 3G and H tables into the application and these are now available to. Users will need to download the latest System files and update their version of the application to access these new tables. Details on how to update the software can be found here.
Release 3G and H were published on 23 July and 13 August:
- Release 3G: 12 Detailed Characteristic and 8 Local Characteristic tables (published on 23/7/14); tables relate to Labour Market and Education.
- Release 3H: 12 Detailed Characteristic and 12 Local Characteristic tables (published on 13/8/14); tables relate to Labour Market and Transport.
A list of all the Census tables and geographies currently available can be found here (.xls) If you have any query queries or issues applying this update please do not hesitate to contact the helpdesk.
NRS have discovered an error in the original published versions of tables including information on country of birth, the tables involved were released in the following:
- 26 September 2013 – Release 2A – KS204SC, QS203SC, national level summary table on country of birth
- 27 February 2014 – Release 3A – DC2205SC
- 19 March 2014 – Release 3B – DC2103SC, DC2207SC, DC2212SC, DC2802SC
However, all of these tables have now been updated in SASPAC and new System files can be downloaded from our website (here).
The SASPAC team have integrated the latest Scottish Census Release 3E tables into the application and these are now available for users to download along with the supporting System files. Users will need to download the latest System files and update their version of the application to access these new tables. Release 3e was published on 4 June and is made up of 12 tables::
- 12 Local Characteristic tables
- 7 Detailed Characteristic tables (3 only available at Scotland and Council area)
In previous blog posts we have mentioned that LC1110SC (Family composition by age of Family Reference Person (FRP)) and DC1120SC (Households with full-time students away from home and age of student by number of students) would be published as part of this release but they will be part of Release 3F, scheduled for the 25 June and will comprise of 29 tables. The SASPAC team will make these tables available to users ASAP after this date.
NRS have confirmed that on the 15 May 2014 they will be publishing Release 3D Census tables. This contains data on Population and Households, Ethnicity, Identity, Language and Religion and will contain 24 tables, 13 of which are Detailed Characteristic tables and 11 are Local Characteristic tables.
If you would like to see more scheduled release dates and draft table layouts for this release please check here.
Following three years of research and user consultation into options for the 2021 census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales, the National Statistician has recommended to the Board of the UK Statistics Authority that a predominantly online census should be undertaken in 2021, supplemented by the use of administrative and survey data. To read more about this announcement, please click here.
National Records of Scotland (NRS) have also announced they will be following a similar route, with a primarily online 2021 Census and supplementary use of administrative datasets. More this announcement can be found here.
NRS has just announced that they have updated their Outputs Prospectus.
Their latest version confirms that on the 19 March NRS will publish Release 3B which includes a further sub-set of tables from the Ethnicity, Identity, Language and Religion topics. The majority of the remaining tables will be published later in Release 3C.
NRS will also publish the two remaining tables (Household by deprivation dimensions and Central heating) from Release 2.
A reminder that Release 3a (.xls) comes out Thursday 27 February and includes 10 Detailed Characteristic tables!
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.
A warm welcome to South Aryshire Council who have just joined the SASPAC scheme. Alongside other recent new members in Scotland including: Argyll and Bute, Glasgow and Clyde Valley and Stirling Council.
If your organisation would like to learn more about the benefits SASPAC can offer, watch our 2 min video or read some of our users comments. Alternatively, contact the helpdesk for a free trial of the application.