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Workshop: Working with aggregate and microdata from the census08-Jun-09University of Leicester


This workshop has now passed - see links below for workshop slides and related documents

This day will introduce two different types of census data; samples of individual level data (the Samples of Anonymised Records) and aggregate census data (Standard Area Statistics).

These two data types are typically used for quite different purposes. The Standard Area Statistics are presented as a set of predefined tables and provide aggregate, or summary data for analysis of geographical areas from large to small scales. The Samples of Anonymised Records are sample data which behave more like survey data and are well suited to flexible analysis including modelling. In addition to introducing both data types, some ways in which the data can be used together will be considered.

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.

The workshop is free to attend and includes lunch and refreshments. However travel and accommodation costs will need to be met by the participants.

  • Time: 10.15-16.15 (registration and refreshments at 10.00)
  • Date: Monday, 8 June 2009
  • Place: First Floor Library Seminar Room, David Wilson Library, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 9QD