The UK Statistical Geographies data file provides a consistent knowledge base of the range of geographies which are used across National Statistics.
It aims to help control the process of creating new statistical geographies, improve the quality of geographic information data flows, and act as a useful reference tool.
The database is released in April and October each year.
It should be noted that not all geographies included in this data file are owned by the Office for National Statistics.
Where relevant the code ranges for some statistical geographies are in the nine character format, in line with the GSS Coding and Naming policy, implemented from January 2011.
Due to a recent review, this product is no longer available as an MS Access database; it can now be downloaded as an MS Excel spreadsheet from the Open Geography portal.