A 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.
- 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.