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User Engagement on a new United Kingdom Output Area Classification

Opening date: 17 February 2012
Closing date: 30 March 2012
Department: Office for National Statistics

As part of a joint project, ONS and University College London (UCL) are consulting on plans for a new UK Output Area Classification.

The original classification was created for ONS by Dr Daniel Vickers at the University of Leeds using 2001 Census data.

The 2011 Census provides an opportunity for the 2001 Output Area Classification to be updated using 2011 Census data, and for the methodology used to create the OAC to be reviewed.

To help with the construction of a new OAC, and to better understand user requirements for it, user thoughts and requirements for a new OAC through a user engagement exercise are welcomed.

The user engagement period is from 17 February 2012 to 30 March 2012 and is aimed at users of the current Output Area Classification. However this user engagement exercise is also relevant to anyone interested in social area classifications, encompassing geodemographics and neighbourhood classifications.

For more information contact:

Andy Bates
Regional and Local Division
Office for National Statistics
Segensworth Road
Hampshire PO15 5RR


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