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14 December 2012

Quick introduction to Census data: Webinar for new academic users

This hour long webinar, presented by, is suitable for postgraduate students or others who are new to census data. It will provide a brief introduction to the types of data that are available for research and teaching.

 
     
7 December 2012 2011 Census content and access webinar: update for academic users

This online event will constitute an update on progress towards making data from the 2011 Census available through the UK Data Service. This service, provides data access services previously delivered to the UK FE/HE community via the ESRC’s Census Programme.
 
     
2-5 July 2012 Slides from the SARs presentation at the 5th ESRC Research Methods Festival are available in PDF format.  
     
26 March 2012 British Secondary Data: Researching Housing and the Local Environment

Supporting the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative

Monday 26 March 2012

Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education, London

This one-day workshop organised by the Economic and Social Data Service introduces British individual-level data ('microdata') that are available for re-analysis. The focus will be on data from surveys and the Census, with a particular emphasis on the English Housing Survey.

     
29 February 2012

Using Census Microdata

Humanities Bridgeford Street Building, University of Manchester

This event will provide users with an introduction to two types of census microdata; SARs data which takes a sample of census respondents at a single time and longitudinal data which follows a sample of respondents over time.

During the day participants will hear about the unique and key features of the data, how they compare with other datasets, how they can used to answer research questions and get the opportunity to use both types of data in hands-on sessions.

     
7 - 8 July 2011

Census 2011: impact and potential

Exploring the research potential of the 2011 census

Chemistry Building, Brunswick Street , University of Manchester

A conference convened by the ESRC Census Programme with the Royal Statistical Society Study Group

The 2011 Census, like its predecessors, promises to be a unique and valuable data resource for researchers. Use will be made by a wide range of users across the academic, public and private sectors. This two-day conference, organised by the ESRC Census Programme, will showcase the research potential of the 2011 data by users of the full range of aggregate and microdata census outputs.

     
24 May 2011 Census microdata workshop: Samples of Anonymised Records, Scottish Longitudinal Study and open data

Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University

This workshop will include an introduction to the data services offered by Census.ac.uk and is aimed at those studying or working in the UK higher and further education sector. The workshop will include some hands-on exercises in a computer lab.

Speakers to include Necla Acik-Toprak from the Samples of Anonymised Records at the University of Manchester, Chris Dibben, the Director of the Longitudinal Studies Centre - Scotland, David Hall from Census.ac.uk and Hanif Rahemtulla from University of Nottingham.

     
15 April 2011

Census data workshop: postgraduate training day

University of Manchester

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.

This workshop will include an introduction to the data services offered by Census.ac.uk and is aimed at those studying or working in the UK higher and further education sector.

     
7 April 2011 The SARs team presented a poster at the BSA Annual Conference  
     
28 January 2011

SARs user meeting

Royal Statistical Society, London

The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss requirements and comment on the specifications for the 2011 SARs. Sessions have been split into key topic areas and will be led by an expert in the field to encourage discussion. The Office for National Statistics will give an update on the 2011 Census and the SARs team will talk about general considerations.

     
24 November 2010 Introduction to census data usage
London Metropolitan University

This workshop will include an introduction to the data services offered by Census.ac.uk and is aimed at those studying or working in the UK higher and further education sector. The workshop will enable participants to gain familiarity with census data, and to put this knowledge to practical use. SARs microdata, aggregate statistics and longitudinal data will be covered in more detail and there will also be practical exercises to try.

     
29 April 2010

Workshop: Health and mortality with microdata

Queen's University Belfast

     
15 April 2010

Workshop: Sample data from surveys and the Census: data sources and resources for health analysts

University of Manchester

This day will provide an introduction to some key national data sources for health analysts: the health surveys (e.g. Health Survey for England) and the Samples of Anonymised Records (SARs) from the Census. The day will introduce the data themselves, case studies of use in academic and policy settings and the ways in which the data are obtainable.

     
15 March 2010

Workshop: Overview of census data resources

University of Essex

This workshop will include an introduction to the data services offered by Census.ac.uk and is aimed at those studying or working in the UK higher and further education sector, but is not limited to those already registered to use the census.

 
8 March 2010

The UK Census: Information Sources and Resources

University of Manchester

A talk by Jo Wathan, CCSR and Justin Hayes, Mimas for the methods@manchester resources seminar series.

The ESRC Census Programme provides access to information from the 1971, 1981, 1991 and 2001 UK Censuses, and support for it's use. This talk will outline the range of census data and related resources available from the programme, and focus in particular on the aggregate statistics and the Samples of Anonymised Records (SARs) from the 1991 and 2001 Censuses. An update on plans for the 2011 Census will also be included.

     
18 November 2009

Postgraduate Training Day
University of Manchester

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).

     
26-28 August 2009

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2009

University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University

Theme: Geography, Knowledge and Society

A SARs hands-on workshop, Exploring local authority geography with Census microdata, took place at the RGS-IBG conference on Thursday 27 August at 2.40pm.

     
8 June 2009

Working with aggregate and microdata from the census
University of Leicester

     
23 April 2009

SARs user meeting

Royal Statistical Society, London

This meeting will provide examples of research uses of the 2001 SARs files and give an opportunity to hear from the Office for National Statistics about their plans for the 2011 Census. The afternoon will focus on the case for the 2011 SARs and will end with an open discussion.

     
16 April 2009

Census workshop: health and ethnicity – using Samples of Anonymised Records and ONS Longitudinal Study

City University, London

     
29 October 2008

Analysing households with the Samples of Anonymised Records from the census

Newcastle University

This half-day workshop will give participants the opportunity to discover how Census microdata can be used for household analysis.

     
1-3 September 2008

Census Microdata: findings and futures

Humanities Bridgeford Street, University of Manchester

An international conference with contributions from census offices around the world, including Australia, France and Canada.

     
14 March 2008

Combining macro and micro data from the census
Lascelles Williams Training Room (Room G41), Kilburn Building, The University of Manchester

This workshop will include an introduction to the data services offered by Census.ac.uk and is aimed at users studying or working in the UK higher and further education sector, but is not limited to those already registered to use the census.

     

Past events from 2007 and before

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