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2011 Census Indexes Content Information

2011 Census Indexes Content Information

2011 Postcode to Output Area Index

An index table simply that indicates to which area a postcode belongs. It can be particularly helpful to users who may wish to compare other postcode-based data with census results.

Output Area to Higher Area Index

An index table that provides a link between the Output Area and the ‘higher’ area that the Output Area belongs to. This enables users to aggregate some output on an Output Areas base to a ‘higher’ area, such as Council area or Civil Parish.

Users are reminded that the higher areas created from the allocation of Output Area may differ from the equivalent higher areas created by the allocation of postcodes from the National Records of Scotland Postcode Index. Further information on best-fit aggregations. Can be found in the Geography Policy section of this website.

The Index also contains the following lookup tables, giving the codes and names of each of the Higher Areas:

· Electoral Ward
· National Park
· Locality
· Local Administrative Unit (LAU) Level 2
· Settlement

· Scottish Parliamentary Constituency

· Local Character (LC) Sector

· Scottish Parliamentary Region

· Detailed Character (DC) Sector
· Postcode Sector

· Civil Parish

· Electoral Ward
· Council Area
· UK Parliamentary Constituency

· Datazone

· Community Health Partnership
· Intermediate Zone
· Community Health Partnership
sub area

· Health Board Area

· Strategic Development Planning Area
· Islands
· Urban Rural classification (6 fold
and 8 fold)
· Enterprise Region
· Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation

Note: These outputs are a snapshot of the position for 2011.

For lookups of 2011 OA to new geographies please contact our Geography Customer Services.
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