Revisions and corrections in NRS data


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).

Training Videos


New training videos are now available for Modules 3a and 3b! These demonstrate how to select areas by text listing and using mapping through SASPAC.

Website Update


The Training section of the SASPAC website has been updated and is the place to go for the latest training materials, information on course booking and Helpdesk contact details.

The SASPAC Training Manual has also been revised to include information on the 2011 Census and can be accessed via the Downloads page of the website.

The manual includes an introduction to the census dataset and an explanation of census geographies as well as modules to guide the user through various SASPAC features. It is a useful resource for both newcomers to the census and, as a reference tool, to more experienced users.

The Support pages of the website now have a new Resources section where the SASPAC team will upload videos, presentations and all manner of useful and interesting material. Click on the image to watch a short video introduction to the Census and SASPAC.


link to video

New ONS website


The new ONS website went live on 27/8/11 and aims to make it easier for users to find content, reuse it (downloadable xls, csv, xml formats) and improve the accessibility to the site. Support to help users familiarise themselves with the site is available through: a quick tour, tutorials on YouTube and tips on finding content.

ONS - homepage - screen shot

Future developments to the site will include an online data explorer tool and an Application Programme Interface (API). The API service will enable other parties, such as SASPAC, to programmatically discover and retrieve ONS content directly using their own online systems. It is planned that this service will deliver the 2011 Census results to users in 2012 – a service SASPAC are currently working with ONS to develop and test.

For those looking to access Census content on the new site the following links may be useful:

The new site is based on an entirely new content structure so any bookmarks you may have will no longer work – SASPAC have updated post links but if you spot any broken links please let us know.