An Introduction to Small Area Classification
This one day course will provide an introduction to small area geodemographic classification. Participants will gain experience of:
(i) accessing 2011 Census data using the Census Support services of the UK Data Service
(ii) building a small area geodemographic system based on census data
(iii) using a geographical information system to visualise the classification.
- To learn how to access and extract census data from the UK Data Service using InFuse (aggregate statistics) and Boundary Data Selector (small area boundary data)
- To develop a conceptual and practical understanding of the steps needed to build a small area classification at the output area scale using PSPP
- To understand the composition of clusters and spatially visualise the results using QGIS
|9:30||Introduction to Geodemographics|
|10:00||Introduction to Census data sources|
|10:30||Practical session 1: Downloading 2011 Census data from InFuse at the Output Area Level|
|11:30||Pre-processing data for area classification|
|12:00||Practical session 2: Pre-processing the downloaded census data using Microsoft Excel and PSPP|
|13:30||Introduction to clustering methodologies|
|14:00||Practical session 3: Use of k-means for building a classification using PSPP|
|15:00||Interpretation of visualisation of clusters|
|15:30||Practical session 4: Mapping and understanding the clusters using QGIS|
Is this course for me?:
No prior knowledge is assumed for this course other than basic IT skills.
Please contact Dr Luke Burns for further information: L.P.Burns@leeds.ac.uk
To register your interest for this course, please contact Eleri Pound.