2011 Census OAC Preliminary Mapping

2011Census-logoWe have produced a thematic map of Bradford for the preliminary 2011 England and Wales Output Area Classification.

The Output Area Classification (OAC) distills key results from the Census for the whole of the UK to indicate the character of local areas. It profiles populations, structures other data, and helps target resources.

To open the preliminary results map please click here.

Map legend code names

1 – Rural Residents
2 – Cosmopolitans
3 – Ethnic Mix
4 – Blue Collar Neighbourhoods
5 – Multicultural Metropolitans
6 – Suburbanites
7 – Hard-Pressed Households
8 – Urbanites

Pen Portraits for these ‘supergroups’ are available here.

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.