On 13/04/2011 at 09:45
Where's the UK Labour Force survey figures gone?
Your changes are consistent with the ONS published figures, while you can't generate the ONS quarterly changes from what they publish - rounding errors.
By Peter Dodds
On 13/04/2011 at 10:41
|this should work
On 13/04/2011 at 17:38
Confusing the UK not being on the drop down list (and Northern Ireland)
By ONS Labour Market
On 15/04/2011 at 15:19
|Northern Ireland is a bit awkward. This is because we sometimes don't get the same access or data or ownership of NI data as we do for GB. The whole legal structure and gateways are different.
Consequently, some of the data we have available only covers GB with some of our data suppliers only having access to GB data. NI data is then often owned by someone else, who has different restrictions on what use can be made of the data, or what data they will provide.
For example, the DWP benefits data is only available for GB, because NI data is owned by a totally separate government department.
If we tried to produce the Regional & National Profiles on a comparable basis for NI and UK as well as GB, there would be all sorts of problems with constituent datasets not having the necessary data.
Meanwhile, we have discussed the LFS headline figures this week and are looking to make a further change to make these more accessible. Alternatively, users can access the data directly from the ONS website where the equivalent spreadsheetss are published that the Nomis outputs are based on:
On 05/05/2011 at 18:01
|Most advanced users very rarely use the profiles, so one dataset being available or not for NI is irrelevant, it's just another level of clicks to get through to get to the data.
The ONS website is normally unavailable for an hour after the stats are released, and doesn't have the UK-level spreadsheet, just the regions.
The rounding on the UK published figures means that using the text data in time series produces different quarterly and annual changes from the finally published ones - the spreadsheet is superior there as having (hidden) more decimal places.