This video shows you how to view 2011 UK census
data with Society Roam. You can find your location by zooming in on
it. Double click or tap on the map window to zoom in.
You can also search with place names, postcodes and geographic coordinates. The search box
is at the top left. You’ll find the census layers in the overlays
menu in the sidebar, which is open when you start Society Roam. There are three categories;
individual, household and neighbourhood. To browse all the available layers, scroll
down the list. Just select any layer to view it on the map.
You can control the opacity of the census layer – use the slider bar above the legend
to adjust the appearance. Select any census area to see the area name,
code and statistics in the sidebar. Use the download button to download the statistics for this layer. If you need more than one layer and statistics for larger areas, we do recommend that you use our Society Data Download tool. As you zoom further in, you’ll notice smaller
census areas appear and the percentages for If you need more than one layer and statistics for larger areas, we do recommend that you use our Society Data Download tool. an area are displayed.
The smallest areas used to create census statistics are called Output Areas. They are required
to have a specific minimum size to ensure the confidentiality of data. For the 2011
census, the recommended minimum size was 125 households in England and Wales.
You can find out more about the areas used to produce statistics from UK census data
in this guide from the Office for National Statistics: https://www.ons.gov.uk/methodology/geography/ukgeographies/censusgeography
In the neighbourhood category there is just one layer, Neighbourhood descriptions. This
classification of output areas was created from the 2011 census data by the Office for
National Statistics and University College London. Again, you can select any area to
see more details about its classification in the sidebar.
It makes for really interesting viewing and you can read more about how it was created
at this link on the ONS website: https://www.ons.gov.uk/methodology/geography/geographicalproducts/areaclassifications/2011areaclassifications
Remember that with the drawing tools in the sidebar, you can add symbols, shapes, text
and images to your map. You can also import your own data to overlay on the map.
Measure lines and areas with the measurement tools.
You can save your map within Digimap Collections using the MyMaps menu in the sidebar.
The print tool is available on the top toolbar and allows you to create a printable map at
sizes from A4-A0. I hope that’s been a useful introduction
to Society Roam – please get in touch with any questions or comments.