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Information on tourism/ethnicity/socio-economic data/deprivation

These are all topics on which ONS Geography receive enquiries but are not issues we deal with directly.

You may be able to find an answer to your query by searching for an appropriate term via the ONS website home page.

Below is some more specific guidance:

Where can I get information on tourism?

The 'People and Places' and 'Travel and Transport' theme pages of the ONS website may prove useful.

These can also be accessed via the menu on the left hand side of the ONS home page.

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Where can I get information on ethnicity?

Ethnicity is not one of the ONS website's 11 primary themes and therefore lacks a direct link from the home page.

However, if you go to the home page and carry out a search on the term 'ethnic' then a range of resources and subject categories will be listed.

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Where can I get socio-economic data?

The social and welfare theme pages of the ONS website offer a range of resources.

Alternatively, if you are interested in a specific topic at a more local level, you may find what you need on any of the Neighbourhood Statistics websites:

  • Neighbourhood Statistics (primarily English and Welsh data)

  • Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics (SNS)

  • Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service (NINIS)

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Where can I get information on which areas of the country are most deprived?

The Neighbourhood Statistics (NeSS) website contains deprivation indices for England at various years including 2010.

These allow you to compare different areas on a range of deprivation indicators, and also include the combined 'Indices of Multiple Deprivation'.

The 2004 indices were the first ever dataset to use the much smaller Lower Layer Super Output Areas (SOAs), and are also produced for local authorities.

To access the indices, go to the NeSS home page, select 'Topic' (at the bottom of the page), and then open up the list of 'Indices of Deprivation and Classifications'.

The Local Government Data Unit - Wales provides the Welsh Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2008 at Lower Layer Super Output Area (SOA) level.

The Scottish Government website contains the Scottish Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2004, offering a similar range of data for Scotland at data zone level.

The Scottish Indices of Deprivation 2003 are available at electoral ward and council area levels.

The Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency (NISRA) website includes reports and information on the 2010 deprivation indicators and the 2010 deprivation indicators for a range of geographies.

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