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2011 Boundaries

The digital vector boundaries for 2011 output areas (OA), lower layer super output areas (LSOA) and middle layer super output areas (MSOA) are available to download in three formats from the Open Geography portal. The workplace zones (WZ) and Census merged wards are available for download in two formats from the Open Geography Portal.

Boundaries for most geographies are created at full, extent and generalised (to 20 metres), clipped formats. You can find further information on these formats in the downloadable Boundary Guidance document on the Open Geography portal. OAs, LSOAs and MSOAs are also supplied in the 'full, clipped' format on the Open Geography portal.

The boundary types produced are designed to be used in different contexts (such as analysis or visualisation).

Built-up areas (BUA) and built-up area sub-divisions (BUASD) are only available in one format - generalised, grid.

These boundaries are for use in geographical information systems to carry out spatial analysis or visualisation.

It is important that you read the boundary guidance document in the ‘Downloads’ section before downloading the boundaries.

All these products are supplied under the Open Government Licence and Ordnance Survey Open Data terms and conditions.

2011 OA boundaries

 

Date last released

Full resolution, extent of the realm

January 2013

Full resolution, clipped to the coastline

January 2013

Generalised (20 metres), clipped to the coastline

January 2013

2011 LSOA boundaries

 

Date last released

Full resolution, extent of the realm

January 2013

Full resolution, clipped to the coastline

January 2013

Generalised (20 metres), clipped to the coastline

January 2013

2011 MSOA boundaries

 

Date last released

Full resolution, extent of the realm

January 2013

Full resolution, clipped to the coastline

January 2013

Generalised (20 metres), clipped to the coastline

January 2013

2011 WZ boundaries

 

Date last released

Full resolution, extent of the realm

March 2013

Generalised (20 metres), clipped to the coastline

March 2013

2011 Census merged ward boundaries

 

Date last released

Full resolution, extent of the realm

January 2013

Generalised (20 metres), clipped to the coastline

January 2013

2011 electoral wards boundaries

 

Date last released

Full resolution, extent of the realm

March 2013

Generalised (20 metres), clipped to the coastline

March 2013

2011 BUA boundaries

 

Date last released

Generalised, grid

June 2013

2011 BUASD boundaries

 

Date last released

Generalised, grid

June 2013

 

 

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