SASPAC Training

20/06/2014

Please let us know ASAP if you would like to book onto our
21st July SASPAC training course taking place at City Hall.

The course is aimed at people who are new to the software or who would just like a refresher course.

A typical SASPAC training session will provide users with an introduction to the 2011 Census and enable them to select, print, manipulate, export and map data relevant to their area of interest.

If you would like to preview our latest SASPAC training manual please just visit here.

In preparation for the publication 2011 origin destination data, the SASPAC team are currently preparing a half day training course to allow users to take full advantage of this powerful new data set.

Keep an eye on our blog posts for more information!

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SASPAC update for Scotland

29/05/2014

The NRS have begun to release the first 2011 Census cross tabulations (Detailed and Local Characteristics tables) as part of Release 3, these tables are being published between February and August on a topic by topic basis. saspac-logo-master-button-maze-name-256-reversed-out-rounded-with-shadowPreviously only univariate tables (Key and Quick Statistics) had been available.

To date, the following tables have been published:

  • Release 3a (27/2/14): 10 DC tables
  • Release 3b (19/3/14): 9 DC tables and 5 LC tables
  • Release 3c (9/4/14): 1 DC table, 13 LC and 3 Quick Statistics tables
  • Release 3d (15/5/14): 12 DC tables and 9 LC tables

(DC tables are available for ward/DC sectors and higher geographies, LC tables are available for Output Area and higher geographies).

In total there are now 32 DC, 27 LC, 62 Quick Statistics and 34 Key Statistics tables available for a range of geographies from national down to the Output Area level. A list of all the tables and titles released can be found here (.xls) To support access to these new tables and geographies, the SASPAC team have produced a software update to the current application (v9.85) and supporting System files. Users will need to download the latest System files and update their version of the application to access these new tables.

 

 


NEW Census data released

28/05/2014

On the 23rd May three new sets of data were published by ONS, these included the first Workplace Zones from the 2011 Census. There included:

  • 32 Workplace Population tables (21 tables for Workplace Zones, 10 tables for MSOAs and one for Output Area)
  • 9 Workday Population tables (6 tables for MSOAs and 3 for Output Area)
  • 6 Armed Forces tables (produced for 224 LAs in E&W)

At the moment we are currently working on processing these tables, so please keep an eye out for either a future blog post/tweet which will inform you when a SASPAC update is available.

 


ONS – Next Census releases

29/04/2014

On the 24th April, ONS announced the next four releases of 2011 Census statistics.

*Workplace Population Statistics for Workplace Zones and MSOAs in England and Wales
Release 5.2a
This release will provide 2011 Census estimates of the number and characteristics of the workplace population of England and Wales. Outline versions for 32 workplace tables are available to download from the ONS website.
21 tables will be for the new geography of workplace zones, 10 tables will be for MSOA, and one table for Output Areas.

*Workday Population Statistics for MSOAs and OAs in England and Wales
Release 5.2b
This release compliments the first release of workday population statistics (published October 2013).
Outline versions for nine tables are available to download from the ONS website.
Six are MSOA tables and three are OA and higher geographies.

*Migration Statistics for Wales
Release 6.1
This release will provide the first set of 2011 Census statistics about people in Wales who moved within or between areas in Wales in the year preceding the census. Outline versions for three tables will be available to download shortly from the ONS website.
Two of these tables will be for MSOAs and merged wards and one table will be for local authorities.
Further migration statistics will be published later in2014 covering the population of England and Wales.

*Armed Forces Statistics for Local Authorities in England and Wales
Release 6.2
This release will provide 2011 Census estimates of the number and characteristics of personnel serving in the armed forces.
Outline versions for six armed forces tables are available to download from the ONS website.
These tables will be available for local authorities in which the number of armed forces personnel exceeds 150.
The tables will be released as Excel reference tables on the ONS website.

 

 


Future of the Census

01/04/2014

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.


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.