After lobbying from SASPAC and local authority users, ONS have decided to produce single year of age (SYA) Census data broken down by sex for MSOA and merged ward geographies – currently the data is only available at Local Authority level.
In 2001 this data was provided as Standard Table ST001, however, the equivalent 2011 Census table (DC1104EW) was released on 30/8 but with merged age groupings (“0 to 4”, “5 to 7″…etc). No firm date for this data has been released as yet but it should be before the end of November – we’ll keep users up to date as and when we know more. This should help analysts create all those awkward and unusual age groupings!
Remember: next date for your diary is the 26 September, when we’re expecting to receive Migration (OA level) and Communal Establishment data (Ward/MSOA) for England & Wales.
On the 15 August NRS released usual resident/household estimates for postcodes, output areas (OA), data zones and inhabited islands. To support these outputs, OA boundaries, postcode to OA and OA to higher area lookup files were also published. However, NRS have just announced an issue with the OA coding applied and they will be replacing these files with revised datasets within the next two weeks. As a result these files have been temporarily removed from the website.
Unlike in England and Wales, NRS renamed all the 2011 Census OA codes in Scotland so they ran sequentially within each council area, however, the error means that this is not always the case. Although physical OA boundaries and population/household estimates will not be altered, the OAs will be recoding to correct this issue. NRS will be providing a ‘current 2011 OA’ to ‘new OA’ lookup table to assist users. NRS Geography Customer Services will contact users when this data is available but can be contacted for any further information.
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On 31/7/13 ONS released 21 Local Characteristic tables for Output Areas and higher geographies in E&W. Local Characteristic (LC) tables are detailed cross tabulations available for the smallest geographical area from the Census. This release is the first in a series of monthly LC table publications outlined in the release schedule.
As with previous releases, a SASPAC software update and set of System files (794MB .zip) are available for users to download. Detailed guidance (.pdf) explaining how to update SASPAC are also available. These tables have also been integrated into SASPAC’s master data download page.
Please contact the helpdesk if you have any issues with this update.
The Scottish Census has released more data collected during Scotland’s 2011 Census. The release, 1C (part 1), which can be downloaded here, includes:-
- unrounded estimates of the usually resident population and households of Scotland and each Council and Health Board Area, by single year of age and sex;
- unrounded estimates of the usually resident population of Scotland and each council area on Census day, by whether living in a household or communal establishment.
Plans for the future release of data from the Scottish Census can found here, in summary:
- 15th August 2013- Population and household estimates by Postcodes, Output Areas and Datazones, as well as other geography products (lookup tables and boundary files).
- (from) late September 2013- Key and Quick Statistics and Census Profiles.
- Autumn 2013- Local Characteristics and Local Themes.
- Winter 2013/14- Detailed Characteristics and Themes.
ONS have just announced the Census release schedule for the next six months, more details are on the ONS website but you’ll find a short summary below:
- 31 July 2013- LC on Ethnicity, Identity, Language and Religion for Output Areas in England and Wales.
- 30 August 2013- LC on Health and Unpaid Care for Output Areas in England and Wales. DC for demography and families for MSOAs and wards in England and Wales.
- September 2013- LC on labour market and qualifications. DC for communal establishments for MSOAs and wards in England and Wales.
- November 2013- DC for labour market and qualifications for MSOAs and wards in England and Wales.
- December 2013- LC on housing and demography for Output Areas in England and Wales.
- January 2014- LC on labour market and qualifications for Output Areas in England and Wales.
- February 2014- DC for travel to work and armed forces for MSOAs and wards in England and Wales.
(LC = Local Characteristics, DC = Detailed Characteristics)
Following the release of the 2011 Census Detailed Characteristics tables for Middle Layer Super Output Area (MSOAs) and Census Merged Wards on 12 July, SASPAC v9.83 is now available and provides access to all these datasets tables. Software update files (7MB .zip) and instructions (.pdf) are downloadable from our website.
In addition, updated System files relating to these new tables are available to download from SASPAC’s data page or a link to just the Detailed Characteristics datasets (National to MSOA/ward geographies) can be downloaded here (640 MB .zip).
Finally, following user demand, the software’s CSV export function has now been enhanced to include cell-level metadata descriptions:
|SASPAC CSV output without metadata:
|SASPAC CSV output available with v9.83 with metadata:
Users may also be interested in saving version of the Census table layouts for all the datasets currently available:
Quick Statistics table layouts (22.07.13) (pdf)
Key Statistics table layouts (22.07.13) (.pdf)
Detailed Characteristics table layouts (22.07.13) (.pdf)
Commissioned table layouts (22.07.13) (.pdf)
As tables are released/updated these layouts will be updated on our support page.
We thought it would be helpful to clarify the data we are expecting ONS to publish tomorrow as part of Release 3.2b:
– 2 new Welsh LA level tables: DC1103WA and DC2112WA (Household composition by dependent children and ability to speak Welsh)
– 62 (incs. 8 Welsh) Details Characteristic tables for Census merged wards and MSOAs; these have all been previously released at LA level as part of Release 3.1 and 3.2a
– 4 new regional DC tables and 14 new Commissioned tables relating to migration but for England & Wales only
Table layouts for the new tables can be found here (2MB .xls).
The SASPAC team will process and quality assure these outputs before releasing to our users, along with a small software update, early next week.