New and easier ways of working with aggregate data and geographies from UK censuses

20 March 2014
University of Manchester

The aggregate outputs from UK censuses provide detailed, high quality information on a wide range of the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of people and households across the UK.

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 and demonstrate how new methods of managing and providing access to them have made it much easier to work with them and exploit the valuable information they contain.

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 it using GIS software
  • opportunities for participants to ask the presenters questions about their own use of census aggregate data.

The costs will be:

UK Students: £15

UK Academic staff (including research centres), ESRC researchers, voluntary and public sector staff: £30

Commercial and others: £75

Date and Time: Thursday 20 March 2014, 1 – 5pm

Location of workshop: Room 4.2, Roscoe Building, University of Manchester.


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