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Release: Area Classifications, 2011 Area Classification for Output Areas

Released: 18 July 2014


Andy Bates

Analysis and Data Access

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444662

Categories: People and Places, Housing and Households, Households, Household Composition and Characteristics, People

Frequency of release: Ad-hoc

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: Output Area

Survey name(s): Census

In this release

The 2011 Area Classification for Output Areas categorises all UK output areas based on 2011 Census data on a wide range of socioeconomic and demographic topics. They aim to identify parts of the UK with similar characteristics using a defined set of supergroups, groups and subgroups.

Area classifications for Great Britain have been produced after every census since 1971, and from the 2001 Census onwards were extended to cover the whole of the UK. This information is useful to many groups including government departments, local authorities, the health sector and academics.

To find out more visit the 2011 Area Classifications page.

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