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Using multivariate census 2021 data to develop area profiles

7 Feb 2024 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Census data

Census 2021 for England and Wales enables the production of local area profiles using multivariate data. In this workshop we will explore how to access and prepare this data to develop custom datasets to allow the development of small area information.

We will cover the following areas:

  • Sources of data: the advantages and disadvantages of Nomis, the ONS 'Create a custom dataset' tool and the new UK Data Service tool for accessing aggregate data.
  • Census geographies: the geographies available from the UK Data Service and the ONS open geography portal that work with aggregate census data.
  • Accessing data: how to select and download the data you require for an area profile.
  • Preparing data: how to build an area profile that can be used with mapping software such as ARC-GIS and Q-GIS.
  • Potential limitations: issues that you may face when working with aggregate data caused by factors such as statistical disclosure control.

This free online workshop is aimed at those who are interested in developing better understanding of multivariate neighbourhood data within local authorities, counties and regions in England and Wales. Additional materials will be provided to enable participants to apply the principles delivered in the workshop after the session.

The workshop will consist of an interactive presentation, practical demonstration and activities throughout to help attendees get to grips with multivariate 2021 census data for England and Wales.

Presenter: Nigel de Noronha

This event will be livestreamed on our UK Data Service YouTube channel but the chat will be disabled. By registering and attending the Zoom event you will be able to ask questions and interact.

Recordings of UK Data Service events are made available on our YouTube channel and, together with the slides, on our past events pages soon after the event has taken place.

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