We maintain files of definitive area names and codes for a wide range of geographies used in statistical production.

You can find more information on the geographies in the metadata that accompanies the download files and in the ’Beginner's Guide to UK Geography’ section of our website.

Product details

We provide names and codes files in CSV format, with accompanying metadata in XML format, product specification document and any other relevant documentation. CSV files can be read in MS Excel format and all common database applications; XML files can be displayed in any internet browser.

All these products contain the nine-character GSS codes.

For further information, please see the Code History Database.


You can download files free of charge from the Open Geography portal.