Census Programme workshop on spatial and social classification8 June 2010University of Leeds

This workshop has now passed. Workshop materials can be accessed below.

  • Time: 10.00-16.00
  • Date: Tuesday, 8 June 2010
  • Venue: School of Geography, University of Leeds
The classification of places and people has become an increasingly popular activity from the perspective of those seeking to understand the nature of spatial and social inequality and for those aiming to target consumers. National spatial classifications have been developed by both public and private sector teams and this workshop aims to provide some guidance on how to build national spatial classifications, what data sets and statistical methods are needed, what obstacles are encountered, how robust are the classifications that are produced and what are they used for. The workshop also considers the issue of social classifications and their harmonisation.

  • 10.00-10.15 Welcome and introduction to resources
  • Dr David Hall,
  • 10.15-10.45 The National Output Area classifications
  • Dan Vickers, University of Sheffield
  • 10.45-11.15 Identifying change over time in small area socio-demographic deprivation
  • Paul Norman, University of Leeds
    11.15-11.30 Refreshment break
  • 11.30-12.30 Practical session: Producing a k-means solution
  • 12.30-13.00 A new migration-based classification of local authority districts for internal migration analysis in Britain
  • Adam Dennett, the Centre for Interaction Data Estimation and Research (CIDER), University of Leeds
    13.00-14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00-14.30 PersonicX: Giving a fresh perspective on customers
  • Carl Bradbrook (Acxiom Ltd)
  • 14.30-15.00 Sociological classifications: The 'GESDE' services for classifications involving occupations, educational qualifications, and ethnicity
  • Paul Lambert, University of Stirling
  • 15.00-16.00 Practical session: Hands-on introduction to the three GESDE portals
  • 16.00 End