SASPAC (Small Area Statistics Package)
SASPAC is a software data supply, support and training service that provides access to UK Census data. SASPAC and has been successfully supporting the public sector's use of Census data for over 30 years.
SASPAC is a non-profit initiative, owned by the Local Government Association and managed by the Greater London Authority.
The package is designed to facilitate the storage, interrogation, and analysis of the large quantity of small area statistics information produced by the UK Census Offices.
These datasets are derived from responses to the decennial Census questionnaires and hold aggregated data relating to a variety of geographic areas.
Operating in a Windows-based environment, SASPAC allows users to search, query, analyse and export data from the 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011 Censuses. Visit SASPAC to find out more about their services and the 2011 Census data.
Who uses SASPAC?
Following the publication of the 2001 Census results, there were over 380 organisations using the software across the UK.
A majority of these are from the public sector with users in local, central and regional government. Others are from a range of health sector organisations, including PCTs, Strategic Health Authorities and Health Observatories. SASPAC also has users in academia and the private sector.
The Support Scheme is funded by an organisation-wide subscription, meaning that there will usually be a number of users and copies of the software in each organisation.
For more information visit: www.saspac.org
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