Census data workshop: postgraduate training day18 November 2009University of Manchester

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

  • Time: 10.30-16.00 (registration and refreshments at 10.00)
  • Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2009
  • Place: Training Suite, Blue Area Floor 4, Main Library Building (John Rylands Library), Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PP
Go to the main library building and staff will direct you to the right place - there are currently major building works being undertaken.

This workshop aims to provide postgraduate students and researchers with an introduction to the range of information available from the UK Census, and the ways in which it can be accessed. It is an ideal opportunity to gain familiarity with this unparalleled socio-economic resource through a mix of short presentations and hands-on experience in computer-based practicals, and to meet some of the staff who provide support for its use. The day will include a general introduction to the census, and to the main census outputs (aggregate and interaction statistics, boundary data, cross-sectional individual level data (SARs) and longitudinal data). No previous experience is assumed.

To save time on the day, it is advisable to register to use census data via

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

  • 10.00-10.30 Registration and refreshments
  • 10.30-10.45 Welcome and introduction to
  • 10.45-11.30 UK censuses, aggregate and interaction informatin and digital boundaries
  • 11.30-12.30 Practical 1: Aggregate, interaction and boundary data
  • 12.30-13.15 Lunch
  • 13.15-13.45 Individual/unit information – Samples of Anonymised Records
  • 13.45-14.15 Individual change over time
  • 14.15-14.30 Discussion and refreshments
  • 14.30-16.00 Practical 2: Individual data