Workshop: Data about places (UK Census aggregate data), 28 April 2015, University of Manchester

What are we like? Population Characteristics from UK Censuses?

The aggregate outputs from successive UK censuses provide an unparalleled resource of detailed, high quality information on a wide range of the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of people and households across the UK for areas at a range of scales from national to local. They are, however, very large and complex datasets, which can make them difficult to understand and use effectively. This workshop will focus on aggregate outputs from the UK 2011 Census which are delivered through our interface InFuse.

This afternoon workshop will include:

  • an introduction to UK 2011 census aggregate outputs and geographies and some common issues encountered in working with them
  • demonstration of the InFuse interface and its key features in simplifying understanding of, and access to, UK 2011 census aggregate outputs.
  • hands-on exercises using InFuse to find data from the UK 2011 census aggregate outputs and mapping using GIS software
  • opportunity to use our older interface, Casweb, which provides access to data from the 1971, 1981,1991 and 2001 censuses
  • opportunities for participants to ask the presenters questions about their own use of census aggregate data


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