Belfast firm gains £1.3m census deal with ONS

  • Belfast-based start-up SensibleCode has struck a £1.3m contract with the Office for National Statistics (ONS), to spread anonymised Census 2021 data for three years.

    SensibleCode specialises in products that “modernise statistics” and its Cantabular technology applies data anonymisation in real time as a user makes a census query.

    The company said this means data can be published sooner, users can self service their queries and researchers can get access to a high speed API to allow seamless data processing.

    Commercial director Aine McGuire said the tech “will transform the way Census 2021 data is disseminated and deliver higher value to the economy, through better policy, better business decisions and valuable research.The ONS will be able to compute millions of tables of data at high speed whilst protecting anonymity and to ensure data are non-disclosive”.

    Aine added that they are “delighted to be working with the ONS, given its international reputation as the gold standard in statistical practice.”

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