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Date: Tuesday 18th July

Venue: Mary Sunley Seminar Room

Time: 9.15-12.45

Session Programme


Using UK Census Data in your Research: the ESRC/JISC Census Programme


Chair: Dave Martin, ESRC Census Programme Co-ordinator



Results from the UK censuses are processed by the national statistical agencies to provide a rich range of data products, offering an unrivalled wealth of statistical and geographical detail on the UK population. The ESRC/JISC Census Programme provides access and expert support for research users of the census, with the most comprehensive holdings of computer-readable census outputs since 1971, mostly available online. The aim of this session is to explain the variety of data resources available and to demonstrate some of the ways in which the programme can support your research needs. Following an overview of census essentials by the programme coordinator, the session will take the form of a series of case studies of how research users can take advantage of the principal census data resources:


Aggregate statistics

Keith Cole, University of Manchester


Digital boundary data

James Crone, University of Edinburgh


Interaction data

John Stillwell and Oliver Duke-Williams, University of Leeds


Samples of Anonymised Records

Ed Fieldhouse and Jo Wathan, University of Manchester


ONS and Scottish Longitudinal Studies

Emily Grundy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Paul Boyle, University of St Andrews

  Case studies will be presented by expert staff from the programme's data support units, who will also be available to answer delegates' questions.
10.45-11.15 Coffee/tea
11.15-12.45 Longitudinal resources

Chair: Tony Coxon, University of Edinburgh


Introduction to longitudinal studies in the UK

Nick Buck, University of Essex



How do you choose which longitudinal resource dataset to use?

Jane Elliott, Centre for Longitudinal Studies



Training opportunities - What do I need? And where can I get it?

Vernon Gayle, University of Stirling

It is possible to attend only those parts of the session of interest to you. Please book a session if you intend to come to at least half of it

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