In the first in an occasional series looking at the use and impact of socio-economic data from other countries which is similar to that in the UK Data Service collection, Tom Wilson and Fiona Shalley explore issues connected with calculating the number of non-heterosexual people in Australia.
Oliver Duke-Williams, Senior Lecturer in Digital Information Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCL and Co-Investigator at the UK Daya Service updates us on proposed new uses for administrative data in place of censuses in the area of estomates of journeys to work.
William Shankley, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and Sociology PhD Student at The University of Manchester, shares his journey on navigating the 2011 census and finding the data gap for Polish post accession EU migrants.
Rob Dymond-Green, Technical Co-ordinator for the UK Data Service Census Support Service, describes the creation of the 2011 UK Census dataset available through InFuse.
We are delighted to report our progress on our pioneering ‘statistical archaeology’ project to retrieve ‘lost’ information from the 1961 Census Small Area Statistics (SAS) from a large set of digital images, and make it available for digital analysis, using current software tools, for the first time.
Susan Noble, Service Manager for international data at the UK Data Service based at Jisc, talks about how we find out what people have actually done with the data we provide and why it’s important that we do what we do!