Census data workshop: using migration data and the ONS Longitudinal Study20 May 2010University of Cardiff

This workshop has now passed. See link below for workshop slides and exercises.

This workshop will include an introduction to the data services offered by and is aimed at those studying or working in the UK higher and further education sector, but is not limited to those already registered to use the census. To save time on the day, it is advisable to register to use census data via

At this workshop users will be introduced to the activities of the Centre for Interaction Data Estimation and Research (CIDER) and the Web-based Interface to Census Interaction Data (WICID) data extraction system.

The Centre for Longitudinal Study Information and User Support (CeLSIUS) will introduce the Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study, discussing data sources and structure, offering suggestions for research topics and designs, showing how to access the data and giving participants an opportunity to explore the data for themselves using two teaching datasets. These will cover the subjects of ethnicity and limiting long term illness but will demonstrate how the data can be used more widely for many other research topics. It would be helpful, but not obligatory, to have a basic knowledge of SPSS.

The workshop is free to attend and includes lunch and refreshments. However travel and accommodation costs will need to be met by the participants.

  • Time: 10.30 (registration and refreshments at 10.00)
  • Date: Thursday, 20 May 2010
  • Place: Qualiti Training Room (0.88) and The Committee Rooms, School of Social Sciences, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT