2011 Census Output Area Classification

obs-blog-2011oacA new 2011 UK Output Area Classification (OAC) is being produced through a collaborative project between the Office for National Statistics and University College London.  ONS/UCL are currently seeking users’ views on this work via a short questionnaire available by clicking here.

In summary:

  • updates the previous 2001 OAC;
  • is freely available;
  • indicates the character of small areas;
  • contains a three-tiered hierarchical classification of 8 Supergroups, 24 Groups and 67 Subgroups;
  • can be used for area profiling, structuring data and targeting resources.

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