1. Relationship of NUTS areas to UK administrative geographies

Within the UK, Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) areas / local administrative units (LAUs) are determined as shown in the tables below.

NUTS areas are stable and will only be amended periodically.

LAUs are amended annually to reflect administrative boundary changes.

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2. North East (England)

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a hierarchical classification of administrative areas, used across the European Union (EU) for statistical purposes.

North East (England) is one of 12 NUTS 1 areas in the UK.

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3. North West (England)

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a hierarchical classification of administrative areas, used across the European Union (EU) for statistical purposes.

North West (England) is one of 12 NUTS 1 areas in the UK.

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4. Yorkshire and The Humber

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a hierarchical classification of administrative areas, used across the European Union (EU) for statistical purposes.

Yorkshire and The Humber is one of 12 NUTS 1 areas in the UK.

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5. East Midlands (England)

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a hierarchical classification of administrative areas, used across the European Union (EU) for statistical purposes.

East Midlands (England) is one of 12 NUTS level 1 areas in the UK.

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6. West Midlands (England)

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a hierarchical classification of administrative areas, used across the European Union (EU) for statistical purposes.

West Midlands (England) is one of 12 NUTS 1 areas in the UK.

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7. East of England

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a hierarchical classification of administrative areas, used across the European Union (EU) for statistical purposes.

East of England is one of 12 NUTS 1 areas in the UK.

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8. London

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a hierarchical classification of administrative areas, used across the European Union (EU) for statistical purposes.

London is one of 12 NUTS 1 areas in the UK.

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9. South East (England)

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a hierarchical classification of administrative areas, used across the European Union (EU) for statistical purposes.

South East (England) is one of 12 NUTS 1 areas in the UK.

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10. South West (England)

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a hierarchical classification of administrative areas, used across the European Union (EU) for statistical purposes.

South West (England) is one of 12 NUTS level 1 areas in the UK.

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11. Scotland

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a hierarchical classification of administrative areas. used across the European Union (EU) for statistical purposes.

Scotland is one of 12 NUTS 1 areas in the UK.

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12. Wales

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a hierarchical classification of administrative areas, used across the European Union (EU) for statistical purposes.

Wales is one of 12 NUTS 1 areas in the UK.

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13. Northern Ireland

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a hierarchical classification of administrative areas, used across the European Union (EU) for statistical purposes.

Northern Ireland is one of 12 NUTS 1 areas in the UK.

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14. Changes to NUTS boundaries in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Following consultation, there will be changes to some NUTS boundaries from January 2018. NUTS areas in England and Wales will remain unchanged but there will be changes in Scotland (at NUTS2) and in Northern Ireland (at NUTS3). In Scotland a fifth NUTS2 area will be created (Southern Scotland) by reducing the size of two existing NUTS2 areas, while in Northen Ireland change is necessary because of local government reorganisation. The new NUTS3 areas will match the 11 local authorities. Supporting geography products will be available from the Open Geography portal later this year. Current NUTS boundaries remain operative for statistical purposes until 1st January 2018.

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