Next Scottish Census release

21/02/2014

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!


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.


A warm welcome to South Aryshire

07/02/2014

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.
South Aryshire 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.


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 Training Dates

16/01/2014

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.


A warm welcome to Stirling Council

15/01/2014

A warm welcome to Stirling Council who have just joined the SASPAC scheme to help them gain maximum value from the 2011 Census results set to be released for Scotland in 2014.
stirlingIf 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.


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.