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Super Output Areas

The Presentation Guidance for Super Output Areas sets out the recommended standard for presenting and publishing statistics for Middle Layer and Lower Layer Super Output Areas in England and Wales. It takes account of changes to the geographies following the 2011 Census.

There are three annexes attached to this guidance note that provide the presentation order for geographies in England and Wales.

  • Annex A provides current SOAs and local authority districts (post - 2011 Census).

  • Annex B takes account of the local authority district changes as a result of the Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) in England operative from 1 April 2009.

  • Annex C shows the historic geographies existing after the 2001 Census and before the 2009 LGR.

The guidance document (PDF) and MS Excel and CSV versions of the Annexes can be downloaded free of charge as a zip file from the Open Geography portal.



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