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A New Classification Of UK Local Authorities Using 2001 Census Key Statistics

Vickers, D., Rees, P. and Birkin, M. (2003) A New Classification Of UK Local Authorities Using 2001 Census Key Statistics. Working Paper. School of Geography , University of Leeds.

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The 2001 Census has been successfully administered and the Census Organisations are currently engaged in processing the returns. A very large and rich dataset will be produced for the 58,789,194 people of the UK. The Census Area Statistics, for example, delivers 190 tables containing about 6 thousand unique counts relating to the characteristics of the UK population, for output areas and all higher geographies. This paper represents the first results of a project that aims to develop, in collaboration with the Office for National Statistics, a set of general purpose classifications at different geographic scales, including households, neighbourhoods, wards, local authorities and to link the classifications at different levels together. The paper reports on the methods used and results of a classification of the UK’s 434 Local Authorities, using the Key Statistics released in February 2003. This initial classification and description of methods will feed into the ONS/GROS/NISRA project to classify Local Authorities for the whole UK. Further data or digital versions of the classification system are available on request.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright of the School of Geography, University of Leeds.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > School of Geography (Leeds) > Geography Working Papers (Leeds)
Depositing User: Mr CIC Carson
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2008 13:05
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 16:30
Published Version: http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/wpapers/
Status: Published
Publisher: School of Geography
Identification Number: School of Geography Working Paper 03/03
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/5005

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