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Output areas

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This classification groups output areas into clusters based on similar characteristics.

The largest cluster is the supergroup – there are 7 of these.

Each supergroup is further split into groups (21 in total) and further into subgroups (52 in total).

Each of these downloadable PDF files contains statistical summaries of the supergroup and its constituent groups and subgroups.

Each summary highlights the main socio-economic and demographic characteristics of the clusters in the collection.

The summaries have been created by listing the variables that meet certain definitions for ‘far below average’, ‘far above average’ and ‘close to the average’.

The variables have been listed in ascending order of distance from the UK mean, so the first variable mentioned as being below the UK mean is furthest below the UK mean, and the last variable mentioned as being above the UK mean is the furthest above the UK mean.

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