You can find information on Eurostat geographies (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) and local administrative units (LAU)) in the ‘Beginner's Guide to UK Geography’ section of the website and you can download the files from the Open Geography portal.

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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.

The NUTS and older LAU codes are those supplied by Eurostat. From 2014, the LAU codes changed to being the same as the ‘national codes’ for the equivalent geographies. You can find further information in the accompanying metadata and the Code History Database.


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