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Pen Portraits and Radial Plots

Pen portraits describe the clusters that make up the 2011 Area Classifications. They provide an informal view of the characteristics of each Supergroup, Group and Subgroup.

Radial plot charts represent for each of the Supergroups, Groups and Subgroups the values for each of the final Census variables, using a scale to represent the difference (either positive or negative) from the UK mean and parent Supergroup/Group (if applicable) for that variable.

Local Authority Districts

For the 2011 Area Classification for Local Authorities, Pen Portraits describe the characteristics of the different Supergroup/Group/Subgroup clusters, and the Radial Plots illustrate for each of these clusters the values for each of the final census variables, using a scale to represent the difference (either positive or negative) from the UK mean and parent Supergroup/Group (if applicable) for that variable.

Pen portraits (363.9 Kb Pdf)

Radial plots (9.67 Mb Pdf)

Output Areas

For the 2011 Area Classification for Output Areas, pen portraits describe the characteristics of the different Supergroup/Group/Subgroup clusters, and the radial plots illustrate for each of these clusters the values for each of the final census variables, using a scale to represent the difference (either positive or negative) from the UK mean and parent Supergroup/Group (if applicable) for that variable.

Pen portraits (314.8 Kb Pdf)

Radial plots (21.57 Mb Pdf)
 

Update 15 April 2015

An error was found in the labelling of two census variables (numbered 32 and 33 in the supporting documentation) used in helping to define two Subgroups. As a result two Subgroups have now been renamed:

4a1 is now Social Renting Young Families (previously Private Renting Young Families)
4a2 is now Private Renting New Arrivals (previously Social Renting New Arrivals)

All supporting material has been updated to reflect these changes, in particular this affects references to households privately renting and socially renting in the Pen Portraits.

ONS apologises for any inconvenience caused. 

 

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