Blog posts by Peter Hynes

Creating a data pipeline for machine-readable metadata

Over the last few years we have worked with the ONS to help automate the production of outputs for the 2021 census. As part of that work, we have created a data pipeline so that when cross-tabulations are built on demand, metadata that relate to them can also be put together on demand.

Irish Census 1911: Data collection and processing methodology

This document describes the scope, methods, assumptions and limitations of the work that The Sensible Code Company and collaborators have collectively completed on historical Ireland census data, collected from The National Archives of Ireland’s website, in order to publish a publicly available interactive dataset at