Census update webinar:
Census Geography Tools
James Crone
Webinar
24th July 2013
Welcome
An introduction…
James Crone
UK Data Service
EDINA GeoServices
University of Edinburgh
During the webinar today you will see examples of how online
tools provided through Census Support can be used to:

searc...
What is the UK Data Service?
• a comprehensive resource funded by the ESRC
• a single point of access to a wide range of s...
Who is it for?
• academic researchers and students
• government analysts
• charities and foundations
• business consultant...
What is Census Support?
• access to, and user support for, data from the last five
UK population censuses (1971 – 2011)
• ...
Poll
Have you used census data before?
• No
• Yes, for the UK
• Yes, for outside the UK
Quick Introduction to the
Census and Census Data
What is a census?
“The total process of collecting, compiling, evaluating,
analysing and publishing demographic, economic ...
Household census questions
• accommodation type – house or flat?
• own or rent?
• how many rooms?
Individual census questions
• male or female?
• age?
• country of birth?
• health?
What sort of output data is produced?
Digital Boundaries / Aggregate Data
Contains National Statistics data © Crown Copyright and database right 2012
Contains O...
Census Support Geography Tools
Boundary Data Selector: Select the boundary data you want, for
the area you want, in the fo...
Download digital boundaries using
Census Support Boundary Data Selector
Census Support Boundary Data Selector
Features of Boundary Data Selector:
• Access to more than 400 boundary datasets held...
Using Census Support Boundary Data
Selector
1. Search for and select boundary dataset to
download from Census Support.
2. ...
Boundary Data Selector Demo
Use Boundary Data Selector to search for and download
2011 Lower Layer Super Output Areas for ...
The Choropleth Map – visualize small
area aggregate (census) data
Contains National Statistics data © Crown Copyright and ...
Thematic Mapper can be used to create
choropleth maps from CSV census data.
Census Support Thematic Mapper
Features of Thematic Mapper:
• Create Choropleth maps from uploaded CSV file. No GIS
requir...
Thematic Mapper Demo -
Use Thematic Mapper to create a choropleth map of
proportions of travel to work by tram for Notting...
Poll
Which of these do you know for your home?
• Census 2011 Output Area Code
• Grid Reference
• Postcode
Georeferencing by Postcode
ONS Postcode Directory (ONSPD)
Different ways to write
postcode
Postcode Metadata e.g.
when introduced / retireda
Postcode...
Census Support Postcode Data Selector
used to download postcode data
Slice up a postcode directory
Features of Postcode Data Selector
• Make selections from ONSPD`s
• Access to most quarterly updates of ONSPD released
sin...
Postcode Data Selector Demo
Use Postcode Data Selector to extract all postcodes within
postcode sector NG9 1 with lookups ...
What we`ve seen today

Boundary Data Selector

Thematic Mapper

Postcode Data Selector
Census Support Help
ukdataservice.ac.uk/help
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Census Update Webinar: Census Geography Tools

  1. 1. Census update webinar: Census Geography Tools James Crone Webinar 24th July 2013
  2. 2. Welcome An introduction… James Crone UK Data Service EDINA GeoServices University of Edinburgh
  3. 3. During the webinar today you will see examples of how online tools provided through Census Support can be used to:  search for and download digital boundary datasets  create shaded choropleth map visualizations of 2011 census data  make selections from ONS postcode directories and create custom lookups to geographies held by Census Support Welcome
  4. 4. What is the UK Data Service? • a comprehensive resource funded by the ESRC • a single point of access to a wide range of secondary social science data • support, training and guidance
  5. 5. Who is it for? • academic researchers and students • government analysts • charities and foundations • business consultants • independent research centres • think tanks ukdataservice.ac.uk
  6. 6. What is Census Support? • access to, and user support for, data from the last five UK population censuses (1971 – 2011) • download of census data earlier than 2001 through Census Support is currently restricted to UK academic users. census.ukdataservice.ac.uk
  7. 7. Poll Have you used census data before? • No • Yes, for the UK • Yes, for outside the UK
  8. 8. Quick Introduction to the Census and Census Data
  9. 9. What is a census? “The total process of collecting, compiling, evaluating, analysing and publishing demographic, economic and social data pertaining at a specified time, to all persons in a country or well delimited parts of the country” United Nations (1998)
  10. 10. Household census questions • accommodation type – house or flat? • own or rent? • how many rooms?
  11. 11. Individual census questions • male or female? • age? • country of birth? • health?
  12. 12. What sort of output data is produced?
  13. 13. Digital Boundaries / Aggregate Data Contains National Statistics data © Crown Copyright and database right 2012 Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown Copyright and database right 2012
  14. 14. Census Support Geography Tools Boundary Data Selector: Select the boundary data you want, for the area you want, in the format you want. Easy Download: The most regularly requested census boundaries available as ready-to-use national datasets in popular formats. Thematic Mapper: Create choropleth thematic maps from your own uploaded CSV files. Postcode Directory Download: Download complete versions of current and historical postcode directories. Postcode Data Selector: Download subsets of the postcode data that you want from postcode directories released between 2001 and the present day. GeoConvert: Geography matching and conversion tool.
  15. 15. Download digital boundaries using Census Support Boundary Data Selector
  16. 16. Census Support Boundary Data Selector Features of Boundary Data Selector: • Access to more than 400 boundary datasets held by Census Support • As well as core census boundaries, a wide range of other geographies available • Output datasets to various data formats
  17. 17. Using Census Support Boundary Data Selector 1. Search for and select boundary dataset to download from Census Support. 2. Take complete dataset or select only the features you need. 3. Pick output format to download boundary data in.
  18. 18. Boundary Data Selector Demo Use Boundary Data Selector to search for and download 2011 Lower Layer Super Output Areas for Nottingham in KML format which we`ll then look at in Google Earth. On with the DEMO!
  19. 19. The Choropleth Map – visualize small area aggregate (census) data Contains National Statistics data © Crown Copyright and database right 2012 Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown Copyright and database right 2012 Proportion of people working more than 49 hours per week (2011 Census)
  20. 20. Thematic Mapper can be used to create choropleth maps from CSV census data.
  21. 21. Census Support Thematic Mapper Features of Thematic Mapper: • Create Choropleth maps from uploaded CSV file. No GIS required! • Uses boundaries held by Census Support • Wizard driven data-upload process • Backdrop Ordnance Survey basemaps • Maps can be exported to a shapefile for subsequent offline use
  22. 22. Thematic Mapper Demo - Use Thematic Mapper to create a choropleth map of proportions of travel to work by tram for Nottingham as recorded in the 2011 Census (Aggregate 2011 Census Data downloaded from Census Support InFuse) On with the Demo! Use Thematic Mapper to create a choropleth map of proportions of travel to work by tram for Nottingham as recorded in the 2011 Census (Aggregate 2011 Census Data downloaded from Census Support InFuse)
  23. 23. Poll Which of these do you know for your home? • Census 2011 Output Area Code • Grid Reference • Postcode
  24. 24. Georeferencing by Postcode
  25. 25. ONS Postcode Directory (ONSPD) Different ways to write postcode Postcode Metadata e.g. when introduced / retireda Postcode Location a Geographies (GeoIDs) which postcode located within including 2001/11 census ~ 2.5 Million Records in latest ONSPD Lookups to 40 or so geographies.
  26. 26. Census Support Postcode Data Selector used to download postcode data
  27. 27. Slice up a postcode directory
  28. 28. Features of Postcode Data Selector • Make selections from ONSPD`s • Access to most quarterly updates of ONSPD released since 2001 • In addition add custom lookups to ANY geography held by UK Data Service Census Support as a boundary dataset.
  29. 29. Postcode Data Selector Demo Use Postcode Data Selector to extract all postcodes within postcode sector NG9 1 with lookups to 2011/2001 Output Areas, 1991 Enumeration Districts (std fields) and 1981/1971 Enumeration Districts (custom Census Support look-ups) On with the DEMO!
  30. 30. What we`ve seen today  Boundary Data Selector  Thematic Mapper  Postcode Data Selector
  31. 31. Census Support Help ukdataservice.ac.uk/help
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